[p2pu-webcraft] How can we acknowledge Webcraft course and study group organisers' efforts?

Jessica Ledbetter jessica at jessicaledbetter.com
Thu May 12 14:43:29 UTC 2011

My answers are below :) And sending to the whole list in the spirit of

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Pippa Buchanan
<Pippa.Buchanan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you want certificates or something physical to hold and show people?
No. I don't want a certificate for organizing a course/group.

> Would you like to earn badges that recognise your achievements as an
> organiser?
Sure! We do have an organizer badge. Maybe my profile page will be so
full of badges that it'll be like a plate of Skittles :)

> Would you appreciate letters of reference to future employers that
> acknowledge the skills you developed as an organiser, in addition to the
> technical knowledge you set out to learn?
This would also be neat but I don't know if it'd be valuable or get
good ROI, frankly. I had letters sent to my employer about my
Toastmaster awards but didn't hear anything about it. Therefore, I'm
guessing they aren't read or they don't matter.

A recommendation on LinkedIn would be much more valuable for me:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicaledbetter :)

> Do you want a thank you letter signed by your participants?
Nope. Their success is the best reward :) OK, that didn't sound quite
as cheesy in my head. It's the truth though. They learn. I learn. We
all succeed.

> Do you want fame? Would you like to be interviewed and made famous in the
> world of Webcraft, P2PU and Mozilla?
Fame is nice for a few reasons: great for my career path (assuming
it's a good interview), fantastic for P2PU by adding real stories to
the project, and wonderful in showing the diversity of those that are
participating/developing/contributing/learning. (Not necessarily in
that order.)

> In identifying how we can recognise your achievements I think we can also
> start a parallel discussion about motivations for your involvement in P2PU.
Sounds good.

> Did you do this to learn more about the topic your course was on?

> To meet and help new people?

> To develop specific skills in online facilitation?
Not so much. I do want to do this though. I've been trying to learn
how to teach online but coordinating timezones has proven to be so
difficult in the past that I've mostly been using P2PU's task-style to
do facilitating for me. We all can edit them. We all can comment on
them. I think it's been going well, and have been encouraging those in
the group to give feedback on every task. Plus, I'll gather up
feedback at the end so that we can improve the documentation plus so
that I can learn how better to organize in the future.

> I'd love to hear your feedback about this - it will really help us as we
> continue to invite new people into the community.
No t-shirt?

I kid.

I like stickers too and even have a brand new laptop. My drumbeat
sticker is on the netbook so at least will still get seen :)

Jessica Ledbetter

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