On 01/05/2016 05:14 PM, Zach Villers wrote:
Would be willing to participate in a meeting to discuss.
Hi Zach - seeing as there is a decent amount of buzz about this, I think
it will probably be brought up at the next Community Operations meeting.
We meet on Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-2 in Freenode -
you're encouraged to attend if you are available!
On 01/05/2016 06:21 PM, Gabriele Trombini wrote:
Il giorno mar, 05/01/2016 alle 16.57 -0500, Justin W. Flory ha
Looking at other distros it seems (not sure at all, anyway) they don't
have any "service" like this (provided directly from the Project) and
it could be another point in which Fedora is ahead.
This was my thoughts as well. I've never heard of anything like it
either, and it seems like an effective type of tactic to look into
pursuing (albeit the fact it would require a lot of work - as Neville
aptly pointed out). More on that in a bit.
On 01/05/2016 06:59 PM, Neville A. Cross wrote:
We did a small face to face experience with two universities in
Nicaragua that we called fedora little school. There was two sides to
this eight hours course. First there was Fedora specific stuff, like
what is Linux and Fedora, but also how to work and communicate with
Fedora: FAS, mailing list, irc, wiki, ask. Then the other side was the
tools of the trade. A bit of terminal, ssh, git, ftp. During this crash
course we installed fedora and setup wordpress in a remote server. We
find out that most universities tech to program but they do not teach
how to use version control and collaborative tools. In the end was a
lot of energy so we did not get people on board to get it done the
third time. We got people interested in fedora and linux, but nobody
really get to join the community. But at least we came up with a buch
of topic that we agreed that somebody needs to know to be able to
collaborate with Fedora.
There has been at least one attempt to build a Fedora school in LATAM
community, it got to the point to have the server running and be ready
to people start creating their curses. But creating a good small
tutorial for one topic, like creating a FAS account, is a lot of work.
Making some short videos, adding a doc, presenting a exercise, it is
all time consuming. I taught one online course in an university using
moodle and it was not easier that teaching face to face. Probably I
would have benefited the most if I had taught the course again, because
i would just fine tune and re-use everything. But it is a gigantic
commitment to make this reach critical mass, so people will look at it.
Besides this is not just update content, somebody has to be ready to
answer questions coming from the small courses.
Probably I sound all too negative. What I really want to say, this is a
big challenge and has to be considered as such. It is needed to gather
all the help possible. I will love to help with one or two topics.
It's great to know you have some experience doing something like this in
the past, Neville. And I completely agree with the points you make about
the difficulties that creating a "virtual course" for Fedora would
include. I think creating the initial content for a curriculum would be
a significant challenge and come as a curveball, but if we can overcome
the initial challenge, it would (ideally) be easy to maintain, update,
and keep current.
On the same note, this would be something that would have to have a
long-term focus and I think it's important to place this on the CommOps
map at the next meeting.
I'd especially like to get either decause or threebean's input regarding
Fedora Hubs and how maybe these are interrelated types of tasks. I'm not
as versed on the mission, goals, and overall design of how Hubs will
work, but from what I do understand, this might be the kind of thing we
could have embedded into that, in terms of what platform we deliver
these "courses" or "lessons" through.
Do you have any links to any of these past attempts, Neville?
Justin W. Flory