Well my MOOC with Dr Bonk finished but I then got a reminder that I had signed up to do the online workshop Learning4Content with Wikieducator, which is great. I did an online conference/workshop earlier this year conducted on Wikieducator that addressed Open Educational Resources and it was extremely informative and valuable. This Learning4Content workshop is proving just as valuable and I guess I’m being motivated again by the fact that I can get some sort of recognition out of it in the form of certification in Wiki skills. Right now I have applied for Wiki Apprentice 1 and 2 levels of certification but I can work my way up to WikiBuddy and even WikiMaster following the WikiMaster guidelines and targets set out – ‘A skills development and certification framework for WikiEducators’.
Don’t get me wrong, I am intrinsically motivated to always develop professionally and to seek out opportunities to grow my own knowledge and skills but I do find myself increasingly motivated by recognition and certification such as this workshop offers. The MOOC earned me a badge but this seems like a big step up from that. I know I will continue to strive toward achieving WikiMaster 🙂
So, as part of this workshop, I am to develop a wiki free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license on WikiEducator. I had a few options to play with but I have decided to develop a professional development resource for educators or trainers in online design principles, accessibility and usability. I want the resource to not only be applicable to designing for online learning but to be a tool that could guide the best practice design of all types of learning resources. There are fundamental principles to consider when creating resources for educational use and I want to create a practical tool that will help facilitate this better. Currently a work in progress but will put up as soon as it is complete. In the meantime, I will continue to be both intrinsically and extrinsically motivated in my quest for WikiMastery 🙂