[HOT] HOT Community Chat - follow up

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Wed Oct 14 22:28:33 UTC 2015

Hello everyone,


I was thinking to reply and suggest that writing the key ‘talking points’ in the notes of some slides would be great for those who couldn’t attend. In regards to the HOT Training Center (courses.hotosm.org), we definitely want and plan to do more regarding accessibility; as well as looking into localization and offline/low-bandwidth or classroom/workshop style training access/application. I do note your concern Rod, and think we will provide content on that platform which is more ‘freely’ available; and potentially give ‘view only’ access to guests for the current courses. Mainly for this first iteration of the training center since the focus was on building courses for a very internal and fairly advanced level of training for our Activation coordinators it made since to require enrollment; as well as while we were/are testing the site so we can give notice if there is a major change to course requirements or something. It is currently myself and Blake doing the course development but it is the intention to get more people involved and that work is being done basically as an ongoing objective of the Activation Working Group <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Team/Working_groups/Activation> ; for anyone interested in helping with the training center (moodle knowledge much desired – we’re winging-it/learning-as-we-go), scroll down to Tyler’s sign-up sheet or come to the next AWG meeting (Tuesdays at 1400UTC on IRC).




Russell Deffner

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From: Tyler Radford [mailto:tyler.radford at hotosm.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:22 AM
To: Rod Bera
Cc: hot; Russell Deffner
Subject: Re: [HOT] HOT Community Chat - follow up


Hi Rod,


Thanks very much for your comments. The slides were very much placeholders for a short talk that I gave and discussion that followed (they do not capture everything). Unfortunately we do not have a recording for this round but we will make that a priority for future calls so that those who are unable to attend can listen in later.


Regarding your comment on Moodle - copying in Russ who is leading this initiative so he can respond with more detail.



Tyler Radford

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On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 7:41 AM, Rod Bera <rod at goarem.org> wrote:

Thank you Tyler!

Is there something missing between slide 4 and 5? We are jumping for a
promise of where we are to where we want to be. Is it that there isn't
much to say about where we are? (I doubt this).

Also, relative to training:
access-restricted contents or even what only looks like
access-restrected contents might be counter-productive.

I know in Moodle when you want to assess learners or just follow their
work you have to identify them (login/pwrd) but my experience is that
full access without login or enrolment key leave people a chance to view
the contents and decide whether or not they wish to carry on learning
this way or move to some kind of tutorship (in the broad sense. You can
put automatic quiz correction into this category).

If our goal is to have as many people conversant with HOT stuff this
should not be overlooked.



On 13/10/15 22:42, Tyler Radford wrote:
> All,
> Thanks to those of you who were able to join the HOT Community Chat last
> week!
> If you couldn't attend, HOT has some exciting initiatives planned for
> the coming months. We're looking for many types of help to make these a
> success.
> *Here's the presentation from last week:*
> https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Zn3e0vSpaxECWTARNOpdtFlfTXp41bsrl2gQP4oaIgM/edit?usp=sharing
> *Sign up here to get involved:*
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/12sbBNFzIspoDlbiB1AHb5v6UISuBayP-dt0fFjrRjhM/edit?usp=sharing
> *Tyler Radford*
> Executive Director
> email: tyler.radford at hotosm.org <mailto:tyler.radford at hotosm.org>
> U.S. mobile: +1 617.285.2009 <tel:%2B1%20617.285.2009> 
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