>Scenario: You work for Global Public Relations Inc. WikiEducator.org is your client.
You and your team are assigned to research and develop a wiki page outlining work on the WikiEducator global initiatives and provide examples of projects that are addressing the initiatives. These examples should include a range of projects by governments, non-profits and individuals that show work done and progress. Try to include examples can be adapted for use in other locations with similar needs.
Your team’s work will be part of a worldwide promotion of the WikiEducator awareness program. Your page should be informative and interesting as well as factual. You are promoting the projects that are underway and encouraging others to see the value of the work and join in.
- http://www.wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:About – general information about WikiEducator
- http://www.wikieducator.org/WikiEducator:OER_Foundation/FAQs – information about the host organization OER Foundation, and their initiatives to encourage participation and membership
Many WikiEducators are working on courses to address and resolve specific societal issues. Even if these are just proposals or course outlines, they are examples of how WikiEducator can play a role in addressing the underlying issues. Some general questions to think about… How can computers and the internet contribute to resolving societal issues? What is being done now? What is planned for the future? What can interested individuals do to help? WikiEducator is a collaborative community work in progress, so good ideas can eventually result in significant changes.
Include a section of Recommendations listing things that the client, WikiEducator.org can do to help promoting and recruiting – if these existed, your PR job would be easier.
Also, provide a Strategy section, outlining the assumptions you made for your presentation – audience, what they want to know. Describe your strategy for encouraging educators in your presentation. What was the thinking behind the presentation?
Global Public Relations Inc. management and the client will need to know how your project is progressing. Be sure to develop a timeline for your project work with deadlines, activities, responsibilities and deliverables. Update your project Status and Timeline section weekly for review.