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Re: Outreach Activity - Opera Campus Crew and W3C

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:26:35 +0000
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
Message-Id: <4CEF3A02-ACE7-4E12-84BA-8617EC0B0C35@opera.com>
To: Ankit Bahuguna <netankit@gmail.com>
This is absolutely fine Ankit - it isn't urgent at the moment, so after 5th December is ok. I really appreciate that this is all done on volunteer time, so I don't want anyone to feel pressured.

Good luck with your exams!

On 23 Nov 2011, at 04:31, Ankit Bahuguna wrote:

> Ok.
> I would soon setup a wiki page for this particular out-reach activity,
> with all the details involved.. But since i have my end semester
> university examinations beginning tomorrow, i would only be uploading
> all the data after 5th December. In case its urgent, I hope one of the
> community members can upload the content and i shall edit it later on.
> 
> On 11/22/11, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:
>> Cool!
>> 
>> Yes, big items like photos don't tend to send very well on mailing lists.
>> 
>> A better way to share these would be through the Wiki, maybe as a subsection
>> or new page linked off http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Outreach?
>> 
>> Doug already asked you to share details on the Wiki, which is a great idea,
>> so perhaps you could also upload the images on to the Wiki?
>> 
>> Are you experienced with Wiki markup? If you need any help, a good way to
>> work things out is to look at the edit pages of the existing pages. If you
>> need any more help, I'll be more than glad to give it to you.
>> 
>> Chris Mills
>> Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
>> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>> 
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>> 
>> On 22 Nov 2011, at 16:02, Ankit Bahuguna wrote:
>> 
>>> Hey Chris,
>>> 
>>> Thanks for your appreciation. Here are the photographs of the event. Ian
>>> replied  me that the pictures weren't delivered. Thanks again :)
>>> 
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Ankit Bahuguna <netankit@gmail.com>
>>> Date: Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 6:17 PM
>>> Subject: Outreach Activity - Opera Campus Crew and W3C
>>> To: public-webed@w3.org, Anna Brandt <annab@opera.com>
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 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:
>>> Opera and W3C - Background Information + how they have shaped up the
>>> modern day Internet.
>>> Opera Products and their features (Introduction to Opera Mini and the
>>> Mobile Web)
>>> Web standards and Opera's Role
>>> W3C Standards and Specifications
>>> Introduction to Web Development and how the Developers must be aware about
>>> the latest web standards
>>> 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.
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Warm Regards
>>> 
>>> Ankit Bahuguna
>>> Junior Research Fellow, IIT Bombay
>>> Campus Crew Representative, Opera Software
>>> Web Education Community Contributor (W3C)
>>> B.Tech, Computer Science & Engineering (Final Year)
>>> Arya College of Engineering & IT, Jaipur
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Warm Regards
>>> 
>>> Ankit Bahuguna
>>> Junior Research Fellow, IIT Bombay
>>> Campus Crew Representative, Opera Software
>>> Web Education Community Contributor (W3C)
>>> B.Tech, Computer Science & Engineering (Final Year)
>>> Arya College of Engineering & IT, Jaipur
>>> 
>>> <IMG_3792.JPG><IMG_3796.JPG><IMG_3797.JPG><IMG_3799.JPG><IMG_3804.JPG>
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Warm Regards
> 
> *Ankit Bahuguna
> *
> *Junior Research Fellow, IIT Bombay
> Campus Crew Representative, Opera Software
> Web Education Community Contributor (W3C)
> *
> B.Tech, Computer Science & Engineering (Final Year)
> Arya College of Engineering & IT, Jaipur
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