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Frontiers in Education: A recap
Posted 18 Nov 2010 by
- Be around and accountable for at least a semester, which is a long time when your project has six-month release cycles.
- Have a professor to help them navigate the process of learning about the project, so we don't have to answer the same question about wikis 20 times in a row.
- The Teaching Open Source Textbook, an open content resource intended to be a supplementary resource for professors getting their students started with FOSS development; it has exercises and assignments that teach fundamental FOSS participation tools such as version control systems and bug trackers.
- POSSE, a one-week workshop for college professors interested in incorporating FOSS community participation into their courses.
- A community characterization worksheet used as a class assignment at Rochester Institute of Technology to get students thinking critically about the structure of FOSS communties they are encountering for the first time.
- A blog post by Mel Chua illustrating how experienced FOSS contributors might think about projects they are encountering for the first time.
Sebastian Dziallas is Events Coordinator for the Teaching Open Source initiative and lead Fedora packager for Etherpad, a browser-based realtime collaborative text editor. He travels internationally to speak at and organize education tracks at FOSS conferences such as OSCON, LinuxTag, and LinuxCon as well as open source tracks at academic conferences such as SIGCSE (CS education) and FIE (engineering education).
Prior to this, Sebastian was the founder of Fedora's Education SIG and
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