OWEA Conference Call
Date / Time
Wednesday, Sept 30 at 21:00 GMT
It should be the following times in your timezone/city:
- US Pacific Time – Wednesday, Sept 30 2pm
- Albuquerque – Wednesday, Sept 30 3pm
- US Central Time – Wednesday, Sept 30 4pm
- US/CA Eastern Time – Wednesday, Sept 30 5pm
- London – Wednesday, Sept 30 10pm
- Tokyo – Thursday, Oct 1 6am
- Sydney – Thursday, Oct 1 7am
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- WE Rock Tour Stops - Leslie
Suggested (possible) Topics
- Name that Curriculum
- Name that Major
If you have anything you want to add, please list it under suggested topics.
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sniffles: have fun everyone
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topic: Feedback W3C on Draft White Paper
gsims: John: Computer World Interview with John Allsopp. W3C wanting to clarify messaging.
gsims: Thanks Ben!
gsims: We Rock at Web Directions South with direct connection to students
gsims: Still waiting on specific feedback. Will check in with Doug.
gsims: topic: Web Education Rocks Tour
gsims: John: Web Directions South having an event for students
gsims: John: also planning on event in Denver at Web Directions North
gsims: John: student event in Denver will also include "career exploration" where students can meet with successful web professionals
gsims: aarron: it would be wonderful if we could add WE Rock Tours to An Event Apart
gsims: aarron: challenge will be coordinating these WE Rock Events (and finding resources)
Aarron: I will be at all An Event Apart conferences next year and can participate in WERock if we can pull these off.
gsims: John: Leslie has started early planning for Denver
gsims: John: Web Futures - Career Exploration event for students. Like a career bazaar.
gsims: John: allow students to talk directly to people in the industry. thinking of 4 groups of students, coming through for 90 minutes each. Then perhaps an evening event.
Topic: OWEA Curriculum - Names and Branding
gsims: gsims: InterAct was originally intended as a complete curriculum that encompasses best practices and web standards
gsims: MarkDuBois: We should consider if InterAct is too narrow. Is it only focused on web standards?
gsims: Aarron: InterAct is far bigger than just web standards. It is pragmatic and includes best practices.
gsims: Aarron: InterAct can work as a framework where people can contribute. Both open source, web standards content, as well as pragmatic, best practices and specific content.
gsims: Mark: How would MS or Adobe content be included? Would it be poured into InterAct? Or housed at MS / Adobe and just linked to?
gsims: Aarron: Flexible. If MS wanted to gift content to be hosted on our site. We could publish at InterAct.
gsims: Aarron: Or if the content is more appropriate to be stored at the vendor's site...then we can link out to it. Like the Opera Curriculum.
gsims: gsims: InterAct was built to solve the curriculum issue that OWEA is working on. I feel it should live where it will grow best.
Topic: Casual Conversation about What to Name the Degree
gsims: gsims: Web Science, School of Web?
gsims: MarkDuBois: Does it matter what we name it?
gsims: gsims: there may be politics, we need to hear back from Doug
gsims: MarkDuBois: We can allow schools to name it as they see fit.
gsims: Aarron: Web Science is broader and more serious
gsims: Aarron: School of Web sounds a little bit like School of Rock, Jack Black
gsims: Aarron: not concerned about existing programs changing their name
gsims: Aarron: more concerned that new programs in Web Science cover the practical, graduate and research
gsims: what do schools call their programs now?
gsims: Interaction Design, Digital Media, Web Systems
gsims: MarkDuBois: a fair number of schools already have these programs in place
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gsims: Aarron: InterAct working on Phase II or course development