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Ideas and Updates

From: Alexander Dawson <alex@hitechy.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:59:53 +0000
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Hi Everyone!
It's a bit quiet around here so I thought I'd kick things off by putting an idea out into the open which could potentially move things forward. I've been thinking about the "train the trainers" aspect of the WebED program and how we can convince individuals to take up either training or allowing the materials we produce to be taught in a classroom environment. And I've come up with what I'm loosely calling the "WebED Trainer Pack".
Essentially, we all know that talking to academic groups and individuals will make the difference between any curriculum getting accepted or not, and I don't think it's fair that we should send in our willing volunteers empty handed. So I'm proposing we put together some materials that trainers can print out or distribute on a CD (or offer up for download on the site) which explains the benefits of a qualification or curriculum set by us. This allows us to avoid pressure selling and gives those we approach something to take away from the meetings (so acceptance isn't on the back of an individual representing the group). I've added the idea with some basic details to the Wiki in the Playground - all feedback and expansion is welcome.
Other than that, I've spotted a couple of groups someone may want to approach RE outreach: O'Reilly's School of Technology (http://www.oreillyschool.com/) and this group featured in .NET Magazine who seem to be on the same track as us (http://www.netmagazine.com/features/birth-huge-ux-school), they're both pretty representative of the industry in trying an alternative mode of education.
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