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From: Andrew Cooper <apcooper@live.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 02:11:57 +0000
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The idea of keeping a list of School / College / University contacts that Chris Mills came up with is something I hadn't thought of but is absolutely essential. I don't have any ideas for that solution, but if we can keep it within the Wiki (somewhere password protected of course) then that would be great, or perhaps we could each E-Mail School / College / University contacts to the INTERNAL mailing list (internal-webed@w3.org), although that could, in time, become very unorganized.

Regarding the Wiki page for Outreach and the Current Activities: In what way are the three links related to the Outreach of the W3C Web Education CG and our aims of a W3C Standard Webcraft "course" or "degree" so to speak? In addition - the metaStudio Website is down.

In regards to the actual outreach project linking to the Curriculum and Learning Materials themselves are we confident that schools, colleges, and / or Universities around the World (providing all of the materials are translated appropriately) will be happy to use them, incorporate them into their courses / degrees, and provide W3C endorsed certification or are the aims of the outreach group to contact these people and getting them to adopt our learning material and curricula AFTER they have been produced?

Would it be a good idea to, for example, produce a small Web-based survey (through a tool such as SurveyMonkey for example) and send these to a contact at each educational institution we know of to get feedback from them and then analyse the data we have from the surveys? At the end of each survey we would then invite the person who answered the survey to become a participant within the Community Group and help us shape the learning materials and curricula and in turn, hopefully, they would provide W3C endorsed training and certification at their educational institute in the future, increasing our chances of success with the aims overall and of course making more money.

In addition to the outreach project contacting and getting educators, companies, and trainers to adopt our material and curricula, we want to focus heavily on community building to spread the word about...The Community Group project or the results of the Community Group project? We obviously want as many people as possible to know about the existence of this project, but how many participants do we want actively involved in contributions? Under 100, hundreds, thousands?

As a contributor to the Outreach project what should I and the other contributors be doing? Should we be inviting educators (tutors and lecturers who teach Web development based courses) to become active participants or talk to them about whether they would adopt and integrate something like that into their existing programmes / courses? I'm a Mentor at the SitePoint Forums and posted a thread there (http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?786479-W3C-Web-Education-Community-Group) but there's been no response so far, despite the 133 thread views. Is this something we should be doing in other places too or not? 

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