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Re: Moving forward with web education work

From: Anna Brandt <annab@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:15:26 +0100
To: "Chris Mills" <cmills@opera.com>
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v81tj0kut1h2bx@pc196.sm.oslo.opera.com>
On Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:10:20 +0100, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 27 Jan 2012, at 11:38, Anna Brandt wrote:
>
>> Thanks for that little kick in the behind, Chris  :). This email has  
>> been
>> sitting in my outbox for far longer than it should have!
>>
>
> ;-)
>
>> I've been thinking about how to best move forward with the outreach  
>> work.
>> The overall aim of the outreach project is to contact educators,  
>> companies
>> and trainers and getting them to adopt our learning material and
>> curricula. There are several ways in which you can get involved:
>>
>> - Contact schools, educators, companies or trainers in your local area  
>> to
>> get them to adopt our learning material and curricula
>> - Organize events on campus to spread the word about web standards and  
>> the
>> resources that we offer
>> - Help us create outreach materials (handouts, presentations, email
>> templates, etc.) to explain the WebED project and its benefits
>
> I think expanding this list on the Wiki, and breaking it out to more  
> detailed granular tasks would be good. Write a more detailed plan of  
> what we need for outeach.
>
> Then we can start to  give people specific tasks to do. All about the  
> micromanagement ;-)
>
> Maybe you and Alexander could collaborate on this?
>
We'll get on it! :)
>>
>> It seems that there are quite a few of you interested in getting  
>> involved.
>> It would be great to get an idea of who you are and how many of you are
>> out there. So if you are curious about outreach and want to figure out  
>> if
>> and how you can contribute, why not just drop me a quick email? We'll  
>> take
>> it from there :)
>
> Please everyone - get involved and send Anna your ideas about outreach!  
> I will also be approaching people individually over the next couple of  
> days, Anna, to ask exactly what they want to do, so we can get a better  
> idea of who to talk to about what.
>
>>
>> Have a great day, everybody,
>> Anna
>>
>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:51:41 +0100, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>  
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Wow, I am quite surprised by the deafening silence after this mail -  
>>> only one person replied.
>>>
>>> I think I will take the silence as an agreement that I need to micro  
>>> manage this a bit more, and start handing out more specific tasks to  
>>> people.
>>>
>>> I will start contacting you individually and asking you how much time  
>>> you currently have, and how much you would be prepared to do. in the  
>>> near future. Again, I appreciate that most people here are doing this  
>>> in their own time, so I will be gentle with you ;-)
>>>
>>> Best regards, and please get in touch if you have any questions or  
>>> worries.
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>> On 13 Jan 2012, at 14:21, Chris Mills wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello all!
>>>>
>>>> I hope the new year is treating you well.
>>>>
>>>> Today I wanted to discuss something important with you - moving  
>>>> forward with this whole project, and the best way to do so.
>>>>
>>>> I think it is becoming clear that the way I have tried to run this so  
>>>> far has not been very successful - people are finding it hard to  
>>>> engage and contribute. Some people have told me this explicitly. So,  
>>>> how best to proceed?
>>>>
>>>> Broadly what we want out of this is:
>>>>
>>>> 1. Useful discussions pertaining to web education
>>>> 2. Sharing and development of ideas/methodologies that will be useful  
>>>> to educators and students
>>>> 3. Creation and sharing of learning resources, including tutorials,  
>>>> references and curricula.
>>>> 4. Outreach to as many relevant educators and students as possible,  
>>>> so they can all benefit
>>>> 5. [Add your own, if you think I've missed anything]
>>>>
>>>> At the moment the tools we have available are mailing lists and a  
>>>> Wiki, pretty much, plus the usual communication tools we use every  
>>>> day. What I would most like to do in the short term is:
>>>>
>>>> 1. Get people writing/updating/editing/proof reading learning  
>>>> material and curricula
>>>> 2. Get people working on outreach initiatives to spread the world  
>>>> about this material
>>>> 3. Get the non-native-English communities to start working on  
>>>> translations and outreach to their particular communities.
>>>>
>>>> What do people need to be able to do this more successfully? Do we  
>>>> need different tools? Do I need to start micromanaging a bit more,  
>>>> and handing out more specific tasks and deadlines to people, eg  
>>>> "proof read article x in the next couple of weeks"?
>>>>
>>>> Let me know what you think everyone.
>>>>
>>>> thanks! ;-)
>>>>
>>>> Chris Mills
>>>> Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
>>>> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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