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Training and Education WG
We changed times from 10:00 PST to 8:00 PST due to requests from participants in China. Call attendance dropped from mid 20s to 15-18. There are 2-4 new participants on each call. Enthusiasm is keen, experience is low. Many completed the first edX course and want to learn, based on the edX course call for participation and the words 'training and education'.
The group includes more 'learners' than 'content developers'. For example, many on the call do not know/understand GitHub. As such, we're developing learning materials for participants to learn the basics before they can start to test or develop training materials.
Regular meetings have been held, no meetings have been missed. The chat channel has nominal activity (1-3 per day). We mailing list out tentative agendas and started, this month, emailing possible action items for those in the wings. Work products include:
The number of participants engaged in creating content is < 10.
The working group is increasing. The number of content development coordinators increases slowly, around 2 per month. The learning curve is the obstacle, interest is high.
Specific needs/assignments from other working groups, with a contact person in Rocket, may be a successful approach.