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

João Antonio de Menezes Neto tonyhomes at gmail.com
Thu May 12 15:03:10 UTC 2011

I see that this one:

"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?"

is one of the most important ones, because this way we can add this
experience to our resumé having some sort of document as a proof.

2011/5/12 Jessica Ledbetter <jessica at jessicaledbetter.com>

> My answers are below :) And sending to the whole list in the spirit of
> openness.
> 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?
> Yes.
> > To meet and help new people?
> Yes.
> > 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
> http://jessicaledbetter.com
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