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The State of Web Education

The state of today's web developer education affects students, employers, industry and end users of tomorrow's websites. Find out how students and employers are affected and the ways in which OWEA and School of Webcraft are trying to solve the challenges learners and educators face. Help identify potential solutions the Webcraft Toolshed will be exploring over the next two days.

The Stakeholders

Chris Mills as the Web Education Activist

Sandi Wassmer as Industry and Employer

Anna Debenham as the disgruntled student and up-and-coming developer

Pippa Buchanan and Janet Swisher as Mozilla's solution.

Who should come? How many? For how long?

Anyone who has learnt, taught, practices or wants to learn web design and development.

Maximum Audience Size: Space capacity (35 people)

Duration: 50 minutes

Space setup: 4 stations (chairs) at corners of the space.

What will they do when they get there?

We'll be running a variation of speed dating and speed geeking. Four small groups will move around the space hearing about stakeholder issues and asking questions and offering solutions.

Stakeholder representatives will be seated at four stations around the space. Session participants will be counted off (1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4) and divided into groups that will move around the space in 10 minute blocks.

Stakeholders will share their short, 4 minute presentation about how web developer education currently affects them. This will be followed by 5-6 minutes of questions and suggestions of how to make educational improvements that will help the stakeholders. After 10 minutes the participant will move on to the next representative.