[IAEP] Getting Involved

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Sun Jan 18 07:44:49 EST 2009

On 18 Jan 2009, at 11:34, Gabriel Eirea wrote:

> Gary,
> That work is wonderful. However, I believe there is a very important
> role that is missing. It is the role of the theacher as a designer of
> activities with specific pedagogic goals. It is somehow in the
> intersection of the Content Writer, the Designer and the Developer,
> but I believe the role is distinct and deserves special attention.

Yes absolutely! I'd like to see these role descriptions (and perhaps  
main names) soften somewhat and be more inclusive of education/teacher/ 
student types**. I see the current 6 roles less as square pigeon-holes  
to fit into, more as button badges to wear (I'm guessing I have about  
3 on just now). If improving the descriptions/names is not enough,  
then I'll be happy to create a role icon for a teacher/student/ 
educator pigeon-hole.

**teachers, students, and educators should be encouraged in get  
involved in all aspects of Sugar Labs – though not try to take on all  
aspects at the same time ;-)


> What plans does Sugar Labs have with respecto to working with
> teachers, not only hearing what they have to say but incorporating
> them in the design and development teams?
> Regards,
> Gabriel
> 2009/1/18 Gary C Martin <gary at garycmartin.com>:
>> On 18 Jan 2009, at 02:22, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>>> Gary,
>>> your work on http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/GettingInvolved is
>>> Thank you very much for taking care of it.
>> Thanks Bernie, glad you liked it!
>> The example role texts still in need of some additional edits (more
>> Sugar, teacher, education, student targeted language I think). I did
>> make additions/changes in that direction already – the original  
>> Fedora
>> text was very much aimed at hardcore FOSS geeks :-)
>> There are some roles not so well covered by the page yet (also hinted
>> at in Rob Costello's email). Specifically QA/testing/BugSquad
>> (currently falls under the developer role); educational-content/
>> teaching-material (currently falls mostly under the content writer
>> role – is this core SL or are we trying to enable teachers to do  
>> this).
>> To all: Edits welcome! :-) Try and look at the roles you think you're
>> currently involved with, and make sure their descriptions hint at the
>> kind of things you do and skills you needed. I can always build some
>> new role icons if folks think they can't fit in anywhere else (might
>> be worth adding a single 3 span strip below current roles, as a catch
>> all).
>> --Gary
>>> --
>>>  // Bernie Innocenti - http://www.codewiz.org/
>>> \X/  Sugar Labs       - http://www.sugarlabs.org/
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