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RE: Moving forward with web education work

From: Frederick, Gail R <gail.r.frederick@intel.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:23:41 +0000
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
CC: "public-webed@w3.org" <public-webed@w3.org>
Message-ID: <35C3E1080B310245A9B9CCCEEC9A956E0C5838@ORSMSX103.amr.corp.intel.com>
Chris - please micromanage me! A roll-up of what you see as the major tasks needing attention would be very useful for those of us trying to be strategic with our time.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mills [mailto:cmills@opera.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 2:52 AM
To: Chris Mills
Cc: public-webed@w3.org
Subject: Re: Moving forward with web education work

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.



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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