#28: Creating an online contributor classroom - "Fedora University"
Reporter: jflory7 | Owner: somebody
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Replying to [ticket:28 jflory7]:
Originally discussed in
this mailing list thread], officially discussed in
meeting-2/2016-01-19/commops.2016-01-19-17.01.html 2016-01-19 meeting].
The mailing list thread does a more verbose job of explaining the
original thoughts on this idea. This ticket will provide a
short summary of the thread and serve as a location to track progress on
== Part 1: What is it? ==
Online schools and classes are a common thing in 2016. Almost everywhere
you can find online courses for learning new skills or
universities that offer degrees that can be earned in online curriculum.
There's also sites like Codecademy.com
that teach programming lessons in
an online format. What if people interested in contributing to Fedora
could take a crash course in learning how to contribute to a sub-project
Introducing "Fedora University", or FedoraU. FedoraU could be an online
platform of lessons or curriculum curated by Fedora contributors teaching
interested individuals about the steps necessary to become a Fedora
contributor and how to get involved with the sub-project that interests
them most. These lessons would teach some of the fundamental aspects
universal to any sub-project, and as they progress, they would learn more
about the resources, workflow, and tools utilized by a specific sub-
This is really a Good Idea
Gone are the days of tedious wiki navigation and long paragraphs of
offers courses in a natural flow that take the "student"
from point A to B, and with interesting and engaging content, including
but not limited to videos, interactive media, and more.
Videos are cool way to get started and here is a site for firefox
== Part 2: Planning and organizing ==
As mentioned in the mailing list thread and in the IRC meeting, this is
goal and requires a lot of work and coordination, beyond just the
CommOps team. CommOps will help serve as the navigator and core push
behind the effort, but this will require collaboration and planning from
many others beyond just us.
At the time of filing, the best method of deploying something like a
"FedoraU" seems to be with Fedora Hubs. The interests of both seem to line
up and this type of content would likely have the largest impact as part
of Fedora Hubs.
I agree it requires lot of work and co-ordination, but we
with something small like videos (which is also a very difficult task)
== Part 3: Executing ==
How to execute this will vary as defining what this is and how to make
progresses. It has been identified that this would be something
great to have in place by Fall 2017.
May be we start working on the project if we want to have it in place by
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