Piet did a great job of recapping all the work (and play) we did around School of Open in Berlin. I don’t have much to add on that front, except to say that I’m really proud of all the work we did together as a team and as a community, and that I plan to keep doing it with Piet, Molly, Kamil, Chloe, Philipp, Bekka, and the rest of you (P2PU + CC communities).
Here’s our progress to date and how you can get involved:
- We now have a draft philosophy, aka description for a future School of Open /about page. What do you think? Suggest improvements at the pad.
- We also have draft guidelines, helpful for determining what is and is not a School of Open course, but also ideally useful to walk through for new “open” course creators. Again, what do you think? Give us feedback at the pad.
- We have some user scenarios, profiles of potential School of Open participants. Add yours to the pad!
- We have new and old courses that need you to test them and improve them! Check them out at the School of Open course landing page. We’d especially like you to test and give feedback on the courses we created and/or improved recently: Public Domain Detective, Finding the Perfect Photo, What can you do with the data you find?, Teach someone something with open content, Teach someone something with open content part 2, Get CC Savvy, and Adding open audio to video with open source software.
- We also have badge ideas for “open” skills certification; add yours to the pad!
- And a draft workshop toolkit for offline events.
We also ran three School of Open events. I already gave a download of our first virtual sprint and offline workshop, and Chloe gives a nice overview of the hackjam where we tested Mozilla’s open web challenges — originally designed for elementary school students, but totally applicable and fun for adults!
Last, but not least, Philipp and I decided that in the spirit of what it stands for, the School of Open should be run openly. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that so far, but we could do a better job of organizing our documentation, so we’ve decided to create an Open Governance course together — since I am coordinating all the activity around the School of Open and Philipp is P2PU’s Master of the Custodial Arts. So stay tuned for more on that front!
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