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Re: Positioning document for web ed learning material

From: Åke Järvklo <ake@jarvklo.se>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 23:00:54 +0100
Message-ID: <CAD5mPocYWBawqD8pkCm8JegGuxaEHhe8opdWv-4kTysx-W09Kg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
Cc: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, W3C WebEd Public <public-webed@w3.org>

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

.... 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.
> >
> >
> http://www.w3.org/community/webed/wiki/Positioning_document_for_web_ed_learning_material
> >
> > any thoughts appreciated
> >
> > 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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