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Teaching the open web through graphics

  • Contact: David Bruant [bruant at enseirb dot fr]
  • Hosts: None for the moment (besides myself)
  • Proposed 'space' or theme: Webcraft toolshed
  • Status: Proposal


It's well-known that a good pictures can convey more than thousands of words. In the open web area, some good examples exist, but not enough.
The idea of this activity is to challenge participants to teach concepts of the open web just with one picture.

What do you want to achieve? (goal)

  • Create open web education material
  • Inspire teachers
  • Teach the open web

Who should come? How many? For how long? (audience)

  • Their are two targets for this activity
    • Open web teachers (who can share ideas)
    • Anyone who is willing to learn the proposed material topics

What will they do when they get there? (activities)

  • On a given theme (list to be determined, but for instance "the difference between XMLHttpRequest and WebSocket", "what is Ajax?", "what is the difference between a GPL and LGPL licence?", "event delegation"...) people will be challenged to do a picture teaching the given theme.
  • Watch other participants, comments, discuss, suggest, collaborate, improve...
  • Learning something at a glance

What will you / they have at the end? (outputs)

  • The pictures themselves
  • Participants will get the experience of having collectively thought about "how to teach this or that through one picture"
  • People who are looking at the pictures can either learn if they didn't know what the theme was about or learn to teach if they knew and were interesting in sharing.


For this activity, paperboards/whiteboards/screens/interactive whiteboards? will be required.


Another related idea is to have a space where people could write snippets of code and share HTML/CSS/JS tricks, once again, just with a bit of code and one picture.
Why not also having a free expression area where people could do art around the theme of the open web.