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Re: Moving forward with web education work

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 10:51:41 +0000
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
Message-Id: <873AC341-6028-430F-8E77-86F0183AFF8E@opera.com>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
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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