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Re: Outreach Activity - Opera Campus Crew and W3C

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:07:22 -0500
Message-ID: <4ECBD6CA.5010302@w3.org>
To: Anna Brandt <annab@opera.com>
CC: public-webed@w3.org, Ankit Bahuguna <netankit@gmail.com>
Hi, Ankit-

That's a really excellent set of requirements for the curriculum... 
could we add that to the wiki, for discussion and elaboration?


On 11/21/11 5:14 PM, Anna Brandt wrote:
> Dear Ankit,
> this is a really impressive event! Congratulations on pulling this off :)
> In addition to what you have already described below, would it be
> possible for you to share even more about what you did to organize and
> run the event, what you believed it achieved and what you would do
> differently next time? This would be very useful to other members
> planning to hold similar events.
> It looks as if you have already begun to create a community of students
> interested in changing the way things are being done. Do you have any
> plans to try to build this community further and implement some of the
> suggested changes in your school?
> Keep up the great work,
> Anna
> P.S.: Feel free to share your presentation with the rest of the group :).
> On Sat, 19 Nov 2011 14:47:53 +0200, Ankit Bahuguna <netankit@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As a part of the campus crew member of Opera and a contributor to the W3
>> community, i presented a tech talk at Arya College of Engineering and
>> I.T ,
>> Jaipur Rajasthan, India on 11.11.2011 to an audience of 240+ students
>> from
>> the computer science and engineering background. This was my second
>> activity for the Opera Campus Crew but the first activity as a W3C
>> Community member.
>> The pictures of the session are attached with this. The theme of the tech
>> talk was "Open the Web". The session also included the following:
>> 1. Opera and W3C - Background Information + how they have shaped up the
>> modern day Internet.
>> 2. Opera Products and their features (Introduction to Opera Mini and the
>> Mobile Web)
>> 3. Web standards and Opera's Role
>> 4. W3C Standards and Specifications
>> 5. Introduction to Web Development and how the Developers must be aware
>> about the latest web standards
>> 6. Resources for the students to learn more about the web and how to
>> proceed to get a successful career in web development.
>> I was really glad to see the response of all the students who attended
>> the
>> tech talk. And they also came up with some nice ideas to improve upon the
>> existing mechanisms involved in web learning. I would like to mention
>> a few
>> here:
>> - "Where to begin?" - This question is the core for each and every
>> beginner. I think its necessary to make the initial learning
>> experience as
>> smooth as possible. I mean The basic layout should be clear precise
>> and not
>> too complex. If we can give such an interface to our learners they can
>> adapt to it better. Sometimes too much text at the beginning may make the
>> matter worse.
>> - Full Preview of the Course Content - Proceeding towards a more
>> specific language for development, the preview must be given as to the
>> scope of how the things will pan out in each subsequent section. This
>> will
>> make the idea clear as to why the current subject mater is important and
>> what will be the practical application for the same.
>> - More Examples/Site References - I dont know how much it is feasible,
>> but more example means more code to look at and observe. So the examples
>> should be visual and of high grade so the concept associated with it
>> becomes clear and the grasping too becomes strong.
>> - Practice Problems/Exercises - Whenever a concept is taught its
>> necessary to provide with practice problems so that the concepts can be
>> applied there and then. As the nature of programming gives more
>> emphasis on
>> programming, it is necessary to include this in the curriculum.
>> - Make Learning Fun - This can be done via games which test the basic
>> knowledge of the learners by use of simple and visually appealing
>> programs.
>> I hope my assessment was useful and my activity proved to be
>> beneficial for
>> the audience. I look forward to so similar activities to another set of
>> students in the coming future in colleges and unversity i am associated
>> with.
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2011 17:07:33 UTC

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