To whom it may concern,
As the IT Manager of the Canadian Council on Learning I was approached
by a Director in our Organization interested in use a Wiki for the
folowing project (please see his email below).
He was interested in http://wikigender.org/ that seemed to layout his
mental picture for his project. If possible I would like to discuss Wiki
with someone who has used it, implemented and maintained in an effort to
understand all that is involve with Wiki and what we can expect to gain
Thanks Jeremie Legault 613-786-3230 ext.233 jlegault(a)ccl-cca.ca
Thanks again for this, Jeremie. At this moment, we are still just
exploring the feasibility and whether a Wiki on e-learning would be a
good vehicle to disseminate and, most importantly, to engage
stakeholders and the users community in 'connecting' on this topic. One
of the recommendations of the E-Learning (to be released probably before
the summer) is to generate a momentum on e-learning in Canada, sharing
of resources (including creating a clearing house on e-learning research
and links). From what I can see, it occurred to me that a wiki may be a
good way to start addressing such recommendation. In regards to
populating the wiki, we may be able to ask our colleagues in (Montreal)
to assist us in identifying relevant materials that the wiki could have
before we lunch it publically.
So, I guess, at this moment, I am interested in finding out the cost
implications from a system point of view (eg - is there a software or
license costs ? server ? etc). Also, from what I heard, there are public
wikis and closed wikis where materials are being posted and reviewed by
authorized assess only. Some organizations have both. I can also talk to
as well to find out how successful those wikis are from a Communication
point of view.
So, overall, my 'vision' is that CCL could be the 'catalyst' to get it
started but then we will need to find out how could maintain it later
once it is up and running (we may ask for example).
Thanks in advance