[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 15:04:17 UTC 2011

(aaaand, that's another branding opportunity :P if the letters are sent by
mail, they could go on a neat envelope sponsored by mozilla or so :) )

Em 12 de maio de 2011 12:03, João Antonio de Menezes Neto <
tonyhomes at gmail.com> escreveu:

> 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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