Talk:Grassroots media training

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Crowdsourcing[edit source]

@Marshallsumter: @Dave Braunschweig: What can you tell me about crowdsourcing development of training materials on Wikiversity?

I ask, because I'm trying to do that with members of the Grassroots Radio Coalition. I'm on the agenda to discuss this at the 2019 Grassroots Radio Conference, Oct. 4-6, and I plan later today to schedule training in the Audacity (software) for KKFI listener-sponsored radio in Kansas City.

My current thoughts are to create outlines and narratives with timing using Google sheets with presentation materials in Google slides. After that is more or less complete, I can migrate those materials to Wikiversity, which seems like a more sensible platform for sharing. I've done that kind of thing in the past. However, Daniel Kahneman has taught me that even "experts" tend to do too little research even when they should, so I thought I'd ask you about this.

Thanks, DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 12:44, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@DavidMCEddy: See Collaborative Learning for examples of crowdsourced and student-sourced content development. The primary concern would be shared vision. You need people dedicated enough to participate, but also with the same vision of what the final product should look like. I recommend having a starting template that provides structure, at least one example of a completed lesson or chapter, and frequent monitoring / editing of user contributions to be sure that new contributors share the vision. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:03, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
@Dave Braunschweig: Like this article as an initial start?
Then a list of possible classes and individual articles for the learning objectives followed by the outline of the contents?
Thanks, DavidMCEddy (discusscontribs) 14:29, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
@DavidMCEddy: My personal perspective is that this may be a bit long. It's not immediately clear where I would start to contribute. See Wikipedia: Progressive disclosure. If you want the user to do something, you might indicate that early on, and then expand on how they can help. Be direct. "You can help improve this project by...", "You can contribute to this effort by ...", etc. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 02:54, 4 September 2019 (UTC)