As many of you know, Dr Sanjaya Mishra, has joined UNESCO as Programme Specialist (ICT in Education, Science & Culture) at the Information Society Division of the UNESCO, in Paris.
This is a testament to Sanjaya's scholarship and work in technology mediated learning. On behalf of the WIkiEducator family and Community Council, I extend our sincere congratulations on Sanjaya's appointment and we wish him every success on this new chapter in his career.
Taking up an assignment with an international agency, Sanjaya has now tendered his resignation from the WIkiEducator Community Council. I respect Sanjaya's decision and the need for independence from specific projects when working for an international agency. UNESCO's gain is our loss :-).
Sanjaya first joined WikIEducator on 8 August 2006 when we had 17 users - a few years down the track, we now have 17,000 users, so I'm wondering about the significance of the number 17! Sanjaya has logged more than 1500 edits in our project across a variety of projects. He has served our inaugural Community Council in an exemplary and professional way. We are proud of India's WikiEducators who have contributed to widening OER in South Asia and Sanjaya is no exception.
We wish Sanjaya every success in his new mission at UNESCO and trust that he will remember his OER friends in the WIkiEducator family.
Thank you Sanjaya.
-- Wayne Mackintosh
Director OER Foundation
Director, International Centre for Open Education,
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
Founder and elected Community Council Member, Wikieducator
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