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Re: Moving forward with web education work

From: Sébastien Desbenoit <Seb@desbenoit.net>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:36:35 +0100
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
Message-Id: <06E0D962-BE9B-4B80-99ED-64F5E746B70D@desbenoit.net>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Hi Chris, 

My company gave me a few hours to work more on web ed. IMHO, a little dose of micro management will be great ! 

Best regards, 

Seb



Le 27 janv. 2012 à 11:51, Chris Mills a écrit :

> 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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