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# This was proposed by Marcus Neteler with several others supporting the idea
 
# Project working page is here: [[OSGeo_Multilanguage_Dictionary]]
 
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## More detail: coming soon. But this task is for people to investigate various options that have been identified. These include (1) the Moodle example presented by Arnulf [http://www.osgeo.net/moodle]; (2) the use of the wiki system (Tyler showed me some additional functionality after our BOF meeting); (3) Rice connexions [http://cnx.org]; (4)  [http://www.eoearth.org/ Encyclopedia of Earth]; (4) [http://lulu.com lulu.com]; (5) [http://cosl.usu.edu/projects/educommons/ EduCommons]. The group agreed that at this juncture we need to be inclusive and work with the needs of various content providers. So some material may be stored on an OSGeo platform with the capability for new derivative works, or it may just be links to external resources we are aware of. This subcommittee task is to figure out a recommended strategy within the next month (or less).  
 
## More detail: coming soon. But this task is for people to investigate various options that have been identified. These include (1) the Moodle example presented by Arnulf [http://www.osgeo.net/moodle]; (2) the use of the wiki system (Tyler showed me some additional functionality after our BOF meeting); (3) Rice connexions [http://cnx.org]; (4)  [http://www.eoearth.org/ Encyclopedia of Earth]; (4) [http://lulu.com lulu.com]; (5) [http://cosl.usu.edu/projects/educommons/ EduCommons]. The group agreed that at this juncture we need to be inclusive and work with the needs of various content providers. So some material may be stored on an OSGeo platform with the capability for new derivative works, or it may just be links to external resources we are aware of. This subcommittee task is to figure out a recommended strategy within the next month (or less).  
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[[Category:Education]]

Revision as of 17:36, 22 January 2008

2008 INITIATIVES

TASK A. DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL INVENTORY AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. CURRENT TASKS:

  1. Develop a suggested tutorial creation standard for group review
    1. Subcommittee members: Ned Horning (American Museum of Natural History), Charlie Schweik, Alexander Stepanov, Maili Page (UMass, Amherst)
    2. 1/18/2008 status: Our proposal (pdf) is here: Media:A_Proposal_for_OSGEO_Edu_Authoring_Summary.pdf. An example of one tutorial (pdf format, 845KB) built through this process is here: Media:db_foss_m1.pdf. (We intend to move the license and authorship information to the top in a next version).

TASK B. BUILD OSGEO EDU CONTENT FOLLOWING THE PROPOSED STANDARD IN TASK A.

  1. Authors who have courses listed in the Educational_Content_Inventory page - could you consider doing this?
    1. If you are willing to do so - list your names here:
      1. Charlie Schweik, Sasha Stepanov, Maili Page: QGIS tutorials
      2. Others?
  2. Authors who have made Commitments_for_New_Material_Development - could you consider doing this?
    1. If you are willing to do so - list your names here:
      1. Charlie Schweik, Ned Horning, Maili Page: Remote Sensing tutorials
      2. Maria Antonia Brovelli, Markus Neteler: Exploring and interpolating fields

TASK C. DEVELOP A FREEGIS BOOK. CURRENT TASKS:

  1. Victor, what are the current tasks here?
    1. Subcommittee members: Victor Olaya (lead), Landon Blake, who else?
    2. Status?
    3. Could the book chapters be converted to the XML standard proposed above?

TASK D. DEVELOP A MULTILANGUAGE OSGEO DICTIONARY

  1. This was proposed by Marcus Neteler with several others supporting the idea
  2. Project working page is here: OSGeo_Multilanguage_Dictionary
  3. Subcommittee chair: Any volunteers?
  4. Subcommittee members:

TASK E. DEVELOP A PACKAGED CD FOR UBUNTU TO LAUNCH AT FOSS4G2008 in Cape Town

  1. This was proposed by Gavin and involves others in OSGeo not just education group.
    1. Gavin's ideas: One-click installation for Linux, Windows or Mac; Integrated software stack so teachers and learners have to launch a minimal number of applications; Simplified and customised GUIs to lower the entry threshold (for teachers to teach curriculum requirements of GIS; for teachers to use GIS to teach geography and other subjects; for learners to use for hands-on work); Free, integrated global and local data package; excellent documentation; framework for local contributors to structure and contribute exercises, lessons, etc; central website for resources; possible advanced options for network deployment, more sophisticated users, 'computer studies' learners (i.e. developers), school web map services, etc.
    2. Subcommittee chair: Any volunteers?
    3. Subcommittee members: Any takers to try and organize such an effort?



COMPLETED TASKS FOR 2007-08

  1. Establish a wiki page with an initial inventory of available educational content and commitments for new material
    1. Deadline: October 31, 2007;
    2. Outcome: Completed with 16 entries listed on the Educational_Content_Inventory page.
    3. Commitments_for_New_Material_Development
  1. Investigate, vote on, and recommend a content management system for educational modules
    1. Deadline: October 31, 2007.
    2. Outcome: Task deferred and focus on develop tutorial using Wiki/Moodle strategy. We had a series of discussions on various approaches toward this over the group email list, but really reached no consensus. I (Charlie Schweik) concluded that given we have an existing wiki and also a Moodle site established, we should try to move toward establishing a recommended digital format and structure for future tutorials and where possible we try to convert old tutorials to this format (I intend to do so with my tutorials). For this reason, I took this item off the current to-do list.
    3. Subcommittee members: Ben Alden; Victor Olaya; Charlie Schweik; Scott Mitchell; Venka; Maria Brovelli; Rob Braswell
    4. Edu Concent Management Platform Decision
    5. More detail: coming soon. But this task is for people to investigate various options that have been identified. These include (1) the Moodle example presented by Arnulf [1]; (2) the use of the wiki system (Tyler showed me some additional functionality after our BOF meeting); (3) Rice connexions [2]; (4) Encyclopedia of Earth; (4) lulu.com; (5) EduCommons. The group agreed that at this juncture we need to be inclusive and work with the needs of various content providers. So some material may be stored on an OSGeo platform with the capability for new derivative works, or it may just be links to external resources we are aware of. This subcommittee task is to figure out a recommended strategy within the next month (or less).

Archived tasks because they either had no activity or were similar to others listed above DEVELOP OSGEO EDU COURSES? CURRENT TASKS:

  1. This was suggested by Venka, and he proposed two:
    1. Intro to OSGeo Desktop GIS Software and
    2. Introduction to OSGeo Webmapping software.