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Re: Positioning document for web ed learning material

From: Virginia DeBolt <virginia@vdebolt.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2012 07:26:04 -0700
To: Schalk Neethling <sneethling@mozilla.com>, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
CC: Adrian Roselli <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>, W3C WebEd Public <public-webed@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CB7B6C8C.1FA86%virginia@vdebolt.com>
I've been using a curation tool called scoop.it (
http://www.scoop.it/t/html5-news) to curate HTML5 news. This tool can be set
up monitor specific web sites, or to do a general search on keywords. The
curator goes through the suggested list of results, decides which to use,
and it is published in the format you see in the link above.

Someone would have to monitor scoop.it (or one of other similar tools) but
it would be a way to keep up with the latest and have it collected in one


Schalk Neethling wrote:

> Chris,
> I whole heartily agree with you, using perhaps community created resources, or
> lists would be a better fit than pointing out individuals.
> Schalk
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Mills" <cmills@opera.com>
> To: "Schalk Neethling" <sneethling@mozilla.com>
> Cc: "Adrian Roselli" <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>, "W3C WebEd Public"
> <public-webed@w3.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 3:25:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Positioning document for web ed learning material
> Thanks Schalk - this of course brings up another point. Do we want to add to
> the resource lists to include "recommended celeb lists"? ie. recommended
> people to follow to keep up with the latest?
> Would we end up with the web-erati queueing up to get on the list? What would
> happen if we struck someone off the list?
> It would be better to stick to resources rather than individuals, for just
> this reason, imo.
> On 5 Mar 2012, at 18:12, Schalk Neethling wrote:
>> Here are some folks I follow:
>> http://www.google.com/reader/public/subscriptions/user%2F12550369626134533809
>> %2Fbundle%2FDevelopers%20-%20Designers
>> Then there is planet.mozilla.org and http://www.w3.org/html/planet/
>> Schalk
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Adrian Roselli" <Roselli@algonquinstudios.com>
>> To: "Chris Mills" <cmills@opera.com>
>> Cc: "W3C WebEd Public" <public-webed@w3.org>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 3, 2012 3:38:00 AM
>> Subject: Re: Positioning document for web ed learning material
>> *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_learn
>>> ing_material
>>> any thoughts appreciated
>>> Chris Mills
>>> Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
>>> Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>>> * Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>>> * Learn about the latest open standards technologies and techniques:
>>> http://dev.opera.com
>>> * Contribute to web education: http://www.w3.org/community/webed/

Virginia DeBolt

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Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:26:45 UTC

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