I wanted to write a quick post outlining the process of a ‘course sprint’ to share with some of the communities that I’m involved with including the P2PU, School of Open and the FLOSS Manuals community. I think this methodology can be of use to emerging groups of on-line educators creating open education resources (OERs) about Free Culture and Free Software.
I was asked by Adam from Floss Manuals, if I could facilitate a workshop on Documentation for the TEH network in Bordeaux in late Oct 2011. I was keen to do it, partly because I was travelling through that part of the world in a small camper van and was happy for a break in a hotel, and partly because the idea of teaching a day long workshop on distributed and collaborative documentation was a good incentive in itself.
Great insights (incites?) as always from Andy Oram from O’Reilly this time about the difference between traditional book writing and collaborative authoring.
There’s also some thought provoking stories on the Out of Ink project website from the Network Cultures people.http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/outofink/?cat=20