On Tue, Jan 05, 2016 at 04:57:37PM -0500, Justin W. Flory wrote:
= Quick Summary =
1) Online university meets contributing to Fedora (kind of)
2) Join process: Move from wiki to more modern + centralized "course"
3) Improve process to jumpstart new contributors
4) Four main questions to answer
5) Opinions / thoughts very welcome *
* Longer email, but worth the read!
This idea originates from a discussion Gabri (mailga) and I had in
Gabri pointed out the availability of a variety of different "online
classroom" type of applications or websites. They're pretty commons
nowadays, with things like Udemy or Coursera being used to let people
take full-fledged courses in any subject they want (sometimes at a cost,
The article that started this discussion can be found here:
The needs for something like this would be as follows:
1) Create a series of "lessons" for newcomers to follow in order to be
"ready" to contribute to what interests them
2) Courses / lessons easy to update and keep current with the fast-paced
speed of Fedora
Gabri also linked this article which may of use of finding a platform we
like, should this be something we are interested in:
However, to the point - now what? There's a few questions I think we
need to answer?
1) Is this something we think would be useful to pursue?
I definately think so.
2) If so, what is the scope we want to pursue? Start small and see if
it works well, then try a wider adoption?
3) Is this something we would have as a long-term goal for 2016 for
every subgroup to try to adopt (with the assistance of CommOps)?
Would be willing to participate in a meeting to discuss.
4) Are there any downsides that stand out by trying to pursue an
online "contributor classroom" sort of style versus using the wiki?
I think these are the core questions we need to answer to move forward.
This may be an interesting discussion topic for a meeting if there is
support for the idea.
And Gabri, feel free to chime in and add anything in case I missed
Interested to hear your thoughts!
Justin W. Flory
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