[OSGeo-Discuss] UN training material
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 13:41:58 PDT 2016
I'd like to suggest that the second step in generating training material
(after sourcing existing material) is to define a template and
development process for UN Training material. The following list is
based on what we have learned from building OSGeo-Live material.
* Structural Guidelines: What headings should be included. Should
pictures be included, size of pictures, quality of pictures.
* Writing guidelines: What voice to use? What level of detail to go into?
* Translation guidelines: How should the documents be structured to
allow easy translation? How do you know if a translation is up to date?
* Storage guidelines: Should it be stored in git?
* Maintenance guidelines: How often are the docs expected to be updated?
How do you write documents such that they are timeless? How can people
report errors or improvements in documentation? What is the plan for
updating the documentation when an application is updated? How is this
* License guidelines: What license should material be published under?
* Target Audience: What level is the target audience?
* Flow between courses: Assuming students will do multiple courses, how
to you avoid overlap between courses? What are prerequisites or assumed
knowledge before attempting a course. How will material trace back to a
qualifications and learning goals? This leads to setting exams based on
learning goals and material contents.
* Editorial control: Assuming you crowd source some material, will you
have an editor on staff to ensure guidelines are followed to maintain
* Distribution format: How is documentation, sample data, and software
to be distributed to the classroom? Note, the course might be a MOOC and
the student at home. OSGeo-Live might be one distribution format?
Setting up on a cloud based virtual machine that people can log into is
* ... Others might have further ideas for this list.
Once answers to the above have been defined, it will facilitate the
OSGeo Community to maintain documentation very efficiently at a high
level of quality. Should this list be added to the training material wiki?
On 12/04/2016 5:30 am, Jody Garnett wrote:
> Thanks, I have added in a few links. We will need to watch this page
> as content is added - as new content is being added based on sometimes
> incomplete earlier examples. Thus far nobody has provided data
> references for example as requested.
> Maria is a point-of-contact needed? In what circumstances would
> contact be made?
> Bob - can I ask you to link to training material for GeoMOOSE? This
> wiki is gathering up training material for use in an open education
> context (so something that is free to be re-mixed into an academic
> Jeff - GeoNode has been added as a project - but also lacks education
> material, and a point of contact?
> Jody Garnett
> On 11 April 2016 at 08:51, Maria Brovelli <maria.brovelli at polimi.it
> <mailto:maria.brovelli at polimi.it>> wrote:
> Yes, that could be repurposed...
> Il 11/04/2016 17:26, Jody Garnett ha scritto:
>> Any restrictions on license Maria? I understood this initiative
>> was trying to gather material that could be repurposed for open
>> education use.
>> Jody Garnett
>> On 11 April 2016 at 03:36, Maria Brovelli
>> <maria.brovelli at polimi.it <mailto:maria.brovelli at polimi.it>> wrote:
>> Dear All
>> as many of you know, OSGeo and G4A started a volunteer
>> initiative for evaluating a possible migration of UN
>> geospatial applications from proprietary to FOS S.
>> I'm there the representative of G4A and I'm in charge of
>> leading, together with Prof. Ki-Joune Li, the capacity
>> building program of this UN OpenGIS Initiative.
>> I'm kindly asking all of you, if you have short courses or
>> workshops (for instance those held at FOSS4G Conferences) about
>> QGIS, PostreSQL, PostGIS, Geoserver, OpenLayers, Geonode
>> of referencing them at this wiki page
>> If you have any doubt please contact directly me or Ki-Joune.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Best regards.
>> Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
>> Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
>> Politecnico di Milano
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> Prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli
> Vice Rector for Como Campus and GIS Professor
> Politecnico di Milano
> ISPRS WG IV/5 "Web and Cloud Based Geospatial Services and Applications"; OSGeo; ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS AB; NASA WorldWind Europa Challenge; SIFET
> Sol Katz Award 2015
> Via Natta, 12/14 - 22100 COMO (ITALY)
> Tel. +39-031-3327336 - Mob. +39-328-0023867 - fax. +39-031-3327321
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