Once again “Wiki, what’s going on?”. Today I’m here to give you some updates on our work with the WikiToLearn community.
First of all our activity of the last two days: the participation sprint. On Wednesday Daniele (@Mte90) came to Milan for a two-days sprint on a very important theme for us: participation. What can we do to improve the way we work? How can we help new users participating and feeling involved? These, and many others, are important points to us and we’d like to come up with good decisions and conventions to go straightforward to succeed.
During the first day we had a great brainstorming and we have discussed important points on how we intend to plan our work. We have realized that both internal organization and new users involvement have some lacks that have to be fixed: communication channels, user experience, “taskization” and detailed documentation to help people not to be lost on our website.
In this second day we have discussed different workflows for new users; we have tried to understand how to better set our internal organization and way of working. We have also had an important discussion to try to clarify how to engage successful students that do not feel involved in the community. We have also wrote down all the ideas that came up, trying to find their pros and cons: this is the (more or less) the first time we try to take notes live, during a discussion. I think this is an extremely useful strategy and we can adopt it during our future discussions.
There is another thing I’m proud of: remember the course I was writing of which I talked you about in the last part of “Wiki, what’s going on”? Well, I’m happy to announce that now the online course and the pdf book are complete! 🙂