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Re: Moving forward with web education work

From: Anna Brandt <annab@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:38:33 +0100
To: public-webed@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v8qqmjqft1h2bx@annas-macbook-air.local>
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

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 :)

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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>> * Contribute to web education: http://www.w3.org/community/webed/
>>
>


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