[p2pu-dev] Should we be recommending Profile tags as the main way to suggest course ideas?

Jessica Ledbetter jessica at jessicaledbetter.com
Thu Jul 14 17:17:45 UTC 2011

User tags aren't perfect and I'm hoping to tweak it a little. I have a long
list in my head and some on the commit note too.

Yes, we're hoping that we can easily see who all wants X as a topic. It's
not perfect though and I'm thinking of ways to make it better. For example,
if one person puts "Javascript" but I want to see everyone wanting to learn
"jQuery" maybe those Javascript people would be interested in it. Could just
be as simple as "Find all people tagged with these terms: javascript jquery
prototype node." Also, typos count so those looking for "Javscript" won't
find "Javascript." I could do a "like" for suggestions and something like
"did you mean?"

Yes, I'm also hoping for metrics. I love metrics and will help how I can.

Yes, I want to be able to subscribe to a tag and get notified when a course
[1] is created with such.

Courses will have organizer supplied tags in the next release and some of
that code is already committed (though not in production).

Some of this code is me scratching my own itch but that's one of the awesome
things about open source ;) Patches/pull requests welcome!

[1] Course, study group, workshop, etc. :)

Volunteer Developer

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Wesley Pennock <
wesleymarkpennock at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes Pippa we should. We could have school organizers look through all the
> users "want to learn more section" and using that decide what should taught
> next. And maybe create a graph of some sort out of this data. These are just
> some preliminary thoughts though. Also about the user notification of
> courses that match their tag, this is a brilliant idea and should be
> implemented immediately.
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 6:29 AM, Pippa Buchanan <Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'm reviewing the SoW FAQ information.
>> One section I'd like to make sure we get right is "*I'd like to suggest a
>> course idea, but not necessarily organise it myself. Can I do that?"*
>> We're currently recommending Uservoice as the way to suggest a course
>> idea. The problem is that potential P2PU users end up creating a Uservoice
>> account instead of a P2PU account.
>> As we've now started to use tags, should I start recommending to users
>> that they create a profile and add relevant tags to the "Want to learn more
>> about" section?
>> How do we imagine that this  will end up being used? Will users with tags
>> get notified when courses with matching tags are created?
>> P*
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