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RE: Positioning document for web ed learning material

From: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:05:32 -0500
Message-ID: <263F624B0C294348B4D301C32CE3434D0AA345FD@Exchange.development.algonquinstudios.com>
To: Åke Järvklo <ake@jarvklo.se>
CC: W3C WebEd Public <public-webed@w3.org>
 

"Freshness dating." Kind of like milk. Or cheese (the kind of cheese that you don't want to let age).

 

I like that. If it's prominent, and doesn't appear bloggy, then I think that can at least qualify all the content throughout whatever we build. As a surfer, I always check for a date on anything that might change over time (news, specifications, product availability, cat pictures), so these feeds into my expectations well.

 

 

From: Åke Järvklo [mailto:ake@jarvklo.se] 
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2012 5:01 PM
To: Adrian Roselli
Cc: Chris Mills; W3C WebEd Public
Subject: Re: Positioning document for web ed learning material

 

Hmm...

IMHO The "keeping current"-problem will over time probably not only apply to external examples and links - it will most likely become equally relevant for our own excersises, our original content (and our translations) sooner or later...

So - perhaps having procedures in place for (very visibly) assuring visitors that *we* keep our material current would also be a good thing...

Imagine a "quality assurance stamp" on all published material stating "reviewed and updated at {date}" - or "this is a translation, the original text was revised {date} and the translation was updated to reflect that at {date}"

... or something similar (eg. "this is the translation of version 17 of the FED-100 excersise 7.1.2 Assignment 1: Class Homepage")

With that in place - wouldn't revising external examples while we regurarily revise the material itself anyway be greatly simplified as well?

... just a thought :)
/Åke J

2012/3/3 Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>

*Any* thoughts?

When I interact with professors they (nearly) always ask about how to stay current. Many don't know what resources to visit for current trends and to see how things are evolving. I suspect we all know how radically different many web dev aspects can be in any 6 month window.

You may have considered this in your "reading lists" bullet, but I am wary of the can of worms recommending specific blogs/sites can open. I, for one, rail against any reference to W3 Schools. While I used to recommend evolt.org, I think we all know its time has passed.

Is it too early to identify a set of parameters for suggesting ongoing, day-to-day online resources?



Sent from my tablet and probably full of typos as a result.



On Mar 2, 2012, at 1:04 PM, "Chris Mills" <cmills@opera.com> wrote:

> Some thoughts I have put together over the course of today, detailing how our learning material might fit in with educators and students involved in web ed courses, and next things I am going to do.
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> http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Positioning_document_for_web_ed_learning_material
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> any thoughts appreciated
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> Chris Mills
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> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
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