[IAEP] Getting Involved
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Wed Jan 21 11:31:25 EST 2009
On 21 Jan 2009, at 15:06, Caroline Meeks wrote:
> How about combining Developer, Web Developer and Administrator into
> one and adding "Educator"
Hmmm, developer and web-developer are pretty different skills/tasks to
fold into a role, I was actually in mind that really the developer
role should be split into core-developer and activity-developer as the
skill/knowledge sets can be so different (a teacher is unlikely to be
a core-developer, but hopefully very likely to be an activity-
I agree that an educator role is an obvious add, but in reality I'd
want to put just about every other role skill under educator as I
think we need educators working in all roles! Anyway, perhaps having
educator skills/knowledge pushing all roles is enough; here's a quick
stab at a possible Educator role text (please do make some edits!!)
Description of this role: Focus on Sugar's educational needs.
Skills you possess or want to learn: Explaining complex ideas well,
people skills, teaching through digital objects, understanding of
educational theories and obstacles, paedagogy, ability to communicate
with and influence develkopers.
Teams associated with this role: EducationTeam, ActivityTeam,
Tasks typical in this role: Lesson plans, teacher guides, text book
templates/samples, articles, leverage Sugar as an ideal platform for
learning, provide guidance and feedback to those working on technical
aspects of Sugar, setting educational goals.
For the record, from feedback so far (and my own opinion) leans me in
the direction of adding 3 new roles; an educator role, a testing-QA
role, and splitting out a separate activity-developer role from the
Anymore for anymore? :-)
> I think technical people are more clueful about what their skills
> are and will click through to the next page where we can spell out
> specific skills and specific tasks.
> I think we need to be explicitly welcoming to Educators. I think a
> teacher looking at the current page would not know where to click.
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Bernie Innocenti
> <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> your work on http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/GettingInvolved is
> TOTALLY AWESOME!
> Thank you very much for taking care of it.
> // Bernie Innocenti - http://www.codewiz.org/
> \X/ Sugar Labs - http://www.sugarlabs.org/
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> Caroline Meeks
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