Patricia Schlicht | 1 Jun 19:57 2010

New User Page Award Winner

Dear All

 

A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May’s User page Award winner, Mary Ziller.  http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser 

Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.

 

At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to come in, to help us out on this level.

 

Warm wishes,

 

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NELLIE DEUTSCH | 1 Jun 20:02 2010
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Re: [WE Teacher Collaboration] New User Page Award Winner

Congratulations, Mary. Your userpage is amazing!!!


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Dear All

 

A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May’s User page Award winner, Mary Ziller.  http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser 

Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.

 

At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to come in, to help us out on this level.

 

Warm wishes,

 

The UPE Awards Team

 

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Savithri Singh | 2 Jun 06:35 2010
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Re: Re: [WE Teacher Collaboration] New User Page Award Winner

Mary, WOW!!

Savithri

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Savithri Singh <singh.savithri53-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Mary, WOW!!

Savithri

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Congratulations, Mary. Your userpage is amazing!!!


Warm wishes,
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On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Patricia Schlicht <PSchlicht-GAVDuV57cUE@public.gmane.org> wrote:

Dear All

 

A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May’s User page Award winner, Mary Ziller.  http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser 

Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.

 

At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to come in, to help us out on this level.

 

Warm wishes,

 

The UPE Awards Team

 

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Wayne Mackintosh | 2 Jun 07:15 2010
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Re: New User Page Award Winner

Hi Mary,

You're an inspiration for us all! Celebrate your achievement :-)

Cheers
Wayne

On 2 June 2010 05:57, Patricia Schlicht <PSchlicht-GAVDuV57cUE@public.gmane.org> wrote:

Dear All

 

A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May’s User page Award winner, Mary Ziller.  http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser 

Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.

 

At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to come in, to help us out on this level.

 

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Sarita Kumar | 2 Jun 07:28 2010
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Re: New User Page Award Winner

Congratulations Mary.

Sarita

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Hi Mary,

You're an inspiration for us all! Celebrate your achievement :-)

Cheers
Wayne


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Dear All

 

A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May’s User page Award winner, Mary Ziller.  http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser 

Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.

 

At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to come in, to help us out on this level.

 

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Wayne Mackintosh | 2 Jun 11:48 2010
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Exciting times -- preparing for the launch of our first gifting campaign

Hi Everyone

A few days ago I mentioned we were on the verge of achieving 14,000 registered WikiEducators -- we'll now the future has already happened with 14,013 registered users.  It's phenomenal to witness the growth of our family --- we are well on target to achieving our predicted output of 16,875 users by 31 December 2010.

A BIG thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, advice and personal emails regarding the planning of our first gifting campaign. We are making progress in accordance with our planning  page (http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Donation_planning).

At this stage I need your help with two things:

  1. We are finalising the FAQs for our public giving campaign. Please take a look at the FAQs wearing the hat of a possible/prospective donor --- have we covered all the questions a donor might ask? If not please add them to the FAQ page: http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Donate/FAQs-Detailed
  2. During the campaign we will include short testimonials / motivations about why its important to give the gift of knowledge. You can view draft examples here: http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Why_donate . If you would like to make a contribution explaining what WikiEducator has meant for you and why its important to support the OER movement through our gifting campaign  -- Please add these under the additional contributions subheading on this page: http://wikieducator.org/OERF:Why_donate
Together, let us make OER futures happen!

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Ben | 2 Jun 14:20 2010
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Re: New User Page Award Winner

Great job, Mary!

Benjamin
http://wikieducator.org/User:Bnleez

On Jun 1, 12:57 pm, "Patricia Schlicht" <PSchli...@...> wrote:
> Dear All
>
> A little delayed but with pleasure we would like to announce May's User
> page Award winner, Mary Ziller.http://wikieducator.org/User:Redcamarocruiser
>
> Mary won for the demonstration of creative skills and talents which
> makes her page stand out. Congratulations, Mary. This is well-deserved.
>
> At the same time we would like to thank Peter Rawsthorne for his
> dedicated efforts and time given to the Awards, which WikiEducator
> appreciated very much. Consequently, we have room for a new volunteer to
> come in, to help us out on this level.
>
> Warm wishes,
>
> The UPE Awards Team

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Ben | 2 Jun 14:30 2010
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Re: JALN call for OER papers June 15, 2010

I find it interesting how many different definitions of "open"
actually exist out on the web.  I believe it's healthy to continue
having this dialog with others who use the term but do little to
respect it's true meaning.

Benjamin
http://wikieducator.org/User:Bnleez

On May 21, 5:58 pm, Wayne Mackintosh <mackintosh.wa...@...>
wrote:
> Hi Janet
>
> Thanks for posting your call for papers for the special issue on OER
> for the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks on the WikiEducator
> list.
>
> Given the dedicated focus on OER, would the Sloan Consortium consider
> releasing this issue of the Journal under a free content license
> (ideally meeting the requirements of the free culural works
> definition.)?
>
> While JALN is an open access journal -- I see from the copyright
> statement of the journal that all rights are reserved :-(.
>
> Many OER practitioners working in the free culture would not consider
> this to qualify as an open education resource.
>
> Hoping the JALN will review their licensing for this special issues.
>
> Cheers
> Wayne
>
> On May 22, 10:39 am, "jmo...@..."
>
>
>
>
>
> <jmo...@...> wrote:
> > Please share with colleagues:http://tinyurl.com/jaln-OER
>
> > The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks invites submission of
> > papers for a special issue focusing on Open Educational Resources
> > (OERs). OERs are learning materials that are made publically available
> > for free to be used, modified, and redistributed in original or
> > modified form.
> > Online education and Open Educational Resources are strongly
> > interconnected developments that have both have been driven by the
> > growth of connectivity and content on the Web. In addition, online
> > education is a natural environment for both creation and use of OERs.
> > The growing collection of OERs provides an extensive and varied source
> > of educational material that has great potential to enrich online
> > education.
> > But OERs are not without issues and challenges. Reward systems for
> > instructors do not usually encourage broad sharing of instructional
> > resources. Finding the right resource, at the right level, and with
> > the right packaging can be difficult. Quality is uneven, and quality
> > control is not well-developed. Intellectual property issues are
> > complex and not always well understood. In spite of these and other
> > issues, the same forces that are carrying online education forward
> > also seem to be creating momentum for OERs and it seems clear that
> > developments in this area have just begun.
> > As the era of social media unfolds, the nature of OERs will change.
> > The notion of an educational resource as static and having a single
> > author seems likely to fade away. In the era of Wikipedia, the notion
> > of large scale collaborative construction and sharing of OERs seems
> > likely rather than far-fetched.
> > This special issue will explore the phenomenon of Open Educational
> > Resources. Papers should present a research study, an analysis, or
> > detailed case study of OERs, including data where possible. Papers
> > might focus on the evolution, present situation, or expected future of
> > OERs including implications for online education where appropriate.
> > Greg Hislop will serve as guest editor for this special issue.
> > Submission Deadline: June 15, 2010. To submit a paper, please review
> > JALN guidelines and submit papers tohttp://jaln.sloanconsortium.org/.
> > Greg Hislop of Drexel University and Heidi Ellis of Western New
> > England College will serve as guest co-editors for this special issue.
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Wayne Mackintosh | 2 Jun 22:43 2010
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Re: Re: JALN call for OER papers June 15, 2010

Hi Ben,

You're right -- there is a diverse range of opinion on what constitutes OER.

Perhaps we need to develop an "openness" continuum or thermometer with degrees of openness on the gauge <smile>.

Adopting the free cultural works definition has been good for us -- There are clear guidelines and requirements specifying what the WikiEducator project considers to be OER -- and these are based on the values associated with the essential freedoms.  (http://tinyurl.com/2desspa)

Sure there are folk who will disagree or have a different interpretations on what constitutes OER and that's OK. We have the whole Internet were we can all practice and implement our beliefs around OER :-).

I'm 150% in agreement that WE should always continue the dialogue with all educators to deepen our collective understanding of freedom when it comes to learning materials and the rite of education.

I suspect that we'll be including a module on this important topic in the Open Course Collaboratory project -- an international collaboration to develop postgraduate course materials on OER which will be released as OER. It's a neat project --see http://wikieducator.org/OCC . Hopefully this will help continue the dialogue.

Thanks for the post Ben -- Good one!

Cheers
Wayne




On 3 June 2010 00:30, Ben <bnleez-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
I find it interesting how many different definitions of "open"
actually exist out on the web.  I believe it's healthy to continue
having this dialog with others who use the term but do little to
respect it's true meaning.

Benjamin
http://wikieducator.org/User:Bnleez

On May 21, 5:58 pm, Wayne Mackintosh <mackintosh.wa...-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
wrote:
> Hi Janet
>
> Thanks for posting your call for papers for the special issue on OER
> for the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks on the WikiEducator
> list.
>
> Given the dedicated focus on OER, would the Sloan Consortium consider
> releasing this issue of the Journal under a free content license
> (ideally meeting the requirements of the free culural works
> definition.)?
>
> While JALN is an open access journal -- I see from the copyright
> statement of the journal that all rights are reserved :-(.
>
> Many OER practitioners working in the free culture would not consider
> this to qualify as an open education resource.
>
> Hoping the JALN will review their licensing for this special issues.
>
> Cheers
> Wayne
>
> On May 22, 10:39 am, "jmo...-9rJG2Md651hLMb8EguTFfkB+6BGkLq7r@public.gmane.org"
>
>
>
>
>
> <jmo... <at> sloanconsortium.org> wrote:
> > Please share with colleagues:http://tinyurl.com/jaln-OER
>
> > The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks invites submission of
> > papers for a special issue focusing on Open Educational Resources
> > (OERs). OERs are learning materials that are made publically available
> > for free to be used, modified, and redistributed in original or
> > modified form.
> > Online education and Open Educational Resources are strongly
> > interconnected developments that have both have been driven by the
> > growth of connectivity and content on the Web. In addition, online
> > education is a natural environment for both creation and use of OERs.
> > The growing collection of OERs provides an extensive and varied source
> > of educational material that has great potential to enrich online
> > education.
> > But OERs are not without issues and challenges. Reward systems for
> > instructors do not usually encourage broad sharing of instructional
> > resources. Finding the right resource, at the right level, and with
> > the right packaging can be difficult. Quality is uneven, and quality
> > control is not well-developed. Intellectual property issues are
> > complex and not always well understood. In spite of these and other
> > issues, the same forces that are carrying online education forward
> > also seem to be creating momentum for OERs and it seems clear that
> > developments in this area have just begun.
> > As the era of social media unfolds, the nature of OERs will change.
> > The notion of an educational resource as static and having a single
> > author seems likely to fade away. In the era of Wikipedia, the notion
> > of large scale collaborative construction and sharing of OERs seems
> > likely rather than far-fetched.
> > This special issue will explore the phenomenon of Open Educational
> > Resources. Papers should present a research study, an analysis, or
> > detailed case study of OERs, including data where possible. Papers
> > might focus on the evolution, present situation, or expected future of
> > OERs including implications for online education where appropriate.
> > Greg Hislop will serve as guest editor for this special issue.
> > Submission Deadline: June 15, 2010. To submit a paper, please review
> > JALN guidelines and submit papers tohttp://jaln.sloanconsortium.org/.
> > Greg Hislop of Drexel University and Heidi Ellis of Western New
> > England College will serve as guest co-editors for this special issue.
>
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Re: [wikied_andc:101] Plant Sex signal found Closer to animal Immune related molecule



On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM, MC Arunan <mcarunan-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
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tgk in the Biology_Networkgroup sends us this report on Immune related molecules involved in plant fertilization. See below an excerpt. If any one needs full acccount with links please write to us.
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Today, more than a century after a German-Polish botanist first described the process of fertilization in flowering plants, scientists have identified an elusive molecular signal critical to that process.
The finding sheds light on the evolution of plant fertilization mechanisms and could lead to strategies to overcome species-specific barriers for crossbreeding crops.


When a pollen grain, which contains the male sperm, lands on another plant, it grows a pollen tube into the female reproductive tissues. Eventually, the pollen tube halts and bursts to release two sperm cells, one to fertilize the egg and another to fuse with a female cell and generate the endosperm, a tissue providing nutrition to the embryo. But little has been known about the cell-to-cell signaling between the male and female cells that causes the pollen tube to stop growing and rupture.

Nine years ago, while looking for molecules that attract the pollen tube toward the female egg cells in maize, Thomas Dresselhaus and colleagues at the University of Regensburg in Germany stumbled across four defensin-like proteins expressed exclusively in the embryo sac. It was a strange discovery, since defensin proteins are typically involved in the immune systems of plants, insects, and other animals.

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