This past Saturday was the first Wikiotics workshop, an event we have been discussing for many weeks. We had some great participants representing a whole range of New York’s educational organizations, from universities like Adelphi and Columbia, to the Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), and the informal MeetUp.com group Friends of the United Nations English club group organized to support the UN language school.

During a few short hours we designed and created 4 new lessons, brainstormed topics for 11 more, and, while we were at it, recorded audio for all of our Spanish lessons. You can see the results of our work on the workshop’s wiki page.

End of the day at the Wikiotics Workshop
End of the day at the Wikiotics Workshop

There was so much enthusiasm during the workshop that we have decided to expand it into a series.

I am excited to announce that we already have the next workshop lined up for later this month. Our next workshop will be in New Deli, India where I will be working with teachers from the Yuva Jyoti educaiton centers and the Hole in the wall computer project.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors at the Linux Fund and Gandi.net, we are able to start planning the third workshop in this series, back in New York during winter recess. If you want to participate or your school may want to host that workshop, just write to contact@wikiotics.org.

Many thanks to our great participants, to our hosts at Adelphi university, to our sponsors who made this workshop possible, and to the rest of the community for your great ideas and support. See you this winter!