Remarks


Graduation Party in 1910With Hans, we just checked our database of our notes and provided for the participants some “pass” and “complementary work required” statements.

The statements are now in the participants page.

We didn’t add there “fail” as we found it not to be necessary in this kind of course. Those who passed the course and those who didn’t also know it. Still, I think that also this kind of feedback is important – especially if you feel that you really did your studies and learned something.

What next?

Some people are already working on to run the course again. I hope the facilitators of the coming course will be people who “graduated” from this course. This way the lessons learned from this course will not be lost and the second course can actually be better than the first one. I think with Hans we may also give this blog in hands of those those people who wil be facilitating the second edition of the course (in English). If this is your plan, please let us know.

There were also some ideas of organizing the same course parallel in several languages and link them together, so that if people have a common language they could also comment each other’s works. The best place to plan this is probably the Wikiversity, itself. Let’s see.

We also discussed about the possibility to write an article about the course experience. I still want to do this. My personal challenge at the moment is lack of time. I am already using some materials in one research paper that is discussing about the idea of Wikiversity in a more general level, but an article that is focusing only to this specific course would be great.

Finally, for those 15 who finished all the assignments and got “passed”: If you ever need to proof for someone that you know something about open educational resources and how to create them just ask them to contact me and I will tell them.

Have a great summer, if it happens to be a summer time where you are!

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We are really happy to see how actively the course has started. By now 41 participants have started their work in the course and 22 of them have completed all posts for the first week.

Where are we from? We have a really international group from 20 countries: Finland (9), Sweden (5), Canada (3), Unites States (3), Estonia, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Botswana, Brazil, France, Italy, Macedonia, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania.

Besides our international background we also come from various fields. We have school teachers (Janet, Annika, Jeroen, Anne, …) and university lecturers (Eve, Jussi, …). Several people plan and support educational technology services in the universities (Jan, Barbara, Mark …). Cormac and Enric are working with their PhD dissertation. Erkan is an active member of Wikiversiy and Wikipedia communities and visits often our IRC channel. And Juha from Finland has a band.

Thank you all for your efforts in the first week!