Drumbeat/p2pu/weekly call/13 May 2010
- Not much to report, seems to be a steady stream of people who want to help in some way.
- Assessment & Accreditation, many different groups are coming together
- Need to work a bit on linking to potential employers, to corporation.
- Do we have all the resources in place to go forward?
- Big Picture, Drumbeat:
- MoFo Board meeting, where is Drumbeat going to be in the next 9 months. Where will Drumbeat get in 2010.
- P2PU Open Web Skills at top of list of what the board is excited about
- Across the board, in the next couple months want a clear picture of what success will look like for each project
- Need a map of necessary resources and trajectory of the project going forward
- Funding approved for project up to $25k now, more later
- Excited about being disruptive in education and how people get careers
- Specifics of what we'll going to do in the near future.
- Only three months before next cycle, want 5-10 other people leading courses.
- Curriculum, next round of courses
- Accreditation hasn't started yet, don't know what we can get done yet.
- Existing curriculum doesn't have project based stuff baked in
- How do we build up the experts and get them engaged and confident in the project
- Huge amount of visibility, not being credible is a risk
- p2pu vision going forward, how you engage with experts, fairly clear overall curriculum with expectation of open web programmers but training experts not to teach top down
- 'Massive disaggregation of every facet of the educational enterprise.'
- Farm out loose feedback notes for editorial review
- Evaluate total learning... list of courses + degree (ex: 1 year physics)
- several conversations between p2pu, carnagie, macarthur, ithaka around authentic assessment to alternative accreditation
- p2pu is a great testing platform for educational research
- challenge - proposal out for funding three workshops @ macarthur, another proposal for another workshop
- assessment experts together with p2pu people to talk about assessment. ground this project on open web dev project
- Timing is unknown, nothing has been funded yet. Word is that people are excited and we want to move it forward, waiting to pull the trigger.
- 'Mashing Up the Open Web' was a success
- reflecting on what worked well in the course, blog post on the way
- what is our goal for courses for august?
- course of things that are interesting to the organizer
- contacted a number of experts, continuing with interviews wikifying notes.
- Competency Map
- Call for proposals, demonstrate where your class falls
- Experts validate materials sit on the map
- 5-10 courses on 'interesting' stuff see how they map, fill in the gaps
- create competency map, create course, superimpose course on map (won't fill all needs)
- Make a spreadsheet of all contacted people for everyone to see on google docs
- Write up discussions from people about p2pu open web
- debrief on mashing up the open web
- Competency Map - first cut by end of may
- Call for courses out at end of may (with competency map)
- course leaders ready and syllibi by end of june
- open call with people who are interested in running a course
- write up around weekly public call, next week leaders... following week publicize (john send email to list)
- philipp - lucian, pippa ... more (focus on worker bees)
- totally nieve attempt at peer assessment... five habits of an open web developer
- expert vetting of overall curriculum map, largely agree that it encompasses skills and knowledge of open web development
- evidence of acquiring skills by students
Reflections, what we do next:
- First cut at quickly: curriculum & competency map
- set of things we're trying to assess for
- Early ideas of ways to use early assesment
- Group of experts
- Group of organizers (urgent)