User:Semaphor/TAO/Draft 1

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Welcome to the work space of the project TAO!

TAO is both a placeholder for the Chinese ideograph (Pinyin: About this sound Dào ), meaning way or method, and an acronym for Third Age Online. The main target of the project is to highlight the ways in which the access of older persons to the opportunities offered by online communities can be facilitated. At the same time, the project aims to profit from the growing number of older persons to advance charitable projects of online communities. - Learn more about the project by checking out its official website.

As part of our project we are planning to use Wikiversity as a platform to...

Set up a community of practice

Community: three iconic people, blue, green and yellow.

A Community of practice with various stakeholders from different backgrounds around the topic "e-inclusion of older people in the web 2.0 era", with a special focus on online communities and online collaboration.

People from this community can take part in the activities of the project playing all kinds of different roles.

Develop a handbook

Book with iconic people in front.

A Handbook for online communities and operators of community platforms, containing effective strategies for an improved inclusion of older people in online communities and online social networks.

ToDo Description of the players focusing on the handbook.

Get started...

ToDo Following the general description above here are some hints to be given to the visitor how to go on. E.g.:

  • Never edited a Wiki(-pedia, -versity) page?
  • Participant of an Activity?
  • Want to work on the project? Or first engage with the community?

Learning and Research Activities

Throughout various learning and research activities we are gathering, generating, transferring, testing, and documenting the know-how that is relevant for our purpose. By documenting the results of our learning and research activities we are possibly also generating the content of the handbook. In the Wikiversity context all ways of approaching the topic can be called "Activity".

The learning and research activities presently under development can be found on the subpage TAO/Activities.

Community of Practice

Community: three iconic people, blue, green and yellow.

The people engaging in the various learning and research activities around the project TAO form our community of practice. It is made up of our multidisciplinary project team, comprising both researchers and practitioners, complemented by a series of other stakeholders. You are welcome to join us if you are interested!

recommendations on how to contribute and get in touch with the community.
different communication channels used by the project.
TAO/Community members, TAO/Stakeholder groups
people and organisations.
TAO/Project plan
current topics, time schedule, contact persons.
reports, protocols.
TAO/Organizational issues
meta thoughts on running the project.


Book with iconic people in front.

The handbook is our target output. It is the place where the know-how gathered and validated throughout our project is formalized and presented in a "distilled" form, ready for use by interested members of online communities as well as platform operators.

TAO/Handbook - general and conceptional thoughts on the handbook.

TAO/Handbook/Table of contents - just a draft.

TAO/Handbook/Target audience

Working on Wikiversity and this project: tips, technical issues

Tools: screwdriver and wrench.
TAO/Media files and licenses - pointers and basic information on generating media beyond text.
TAO/Languages - information about how to handle the different language versions of this project.
TAO/Overview - list of pages belonging to of in focus of the project (us it to not loose the overview).
TAO/Templates - collection of templates, which are recommended to use.