Discuss the Education page here:
Curriculum section and case studies
The OpenStreetMap curriculum section is a little un-finished, but also there's some general problems with the idea. It's going to be quite rigid. A curriculum would be developed with a specific length of course (number of modules) in mind, but teachers will want to spend more or less time on OpenStreetMap. Most likely less I would've thought. So for example, this curriculum is major overkill for a teacher looking to cover OpenStreetMap as a single day activity. It's also way too heavyweight for primary school teachers. That's not to say it's wrong, it's just quite rigid in the style of course presented.
So I think we should move it down the page a bit, as an idea which is under development. Instead we should prioritize setting up some glossy photo illustrated examples ("case studies" if you like) of cool teaching experiments which people have done. I think we have handful of these to talk about now. That kind of content could be more inspiring, as a section to appear at the top of this page, and we can try to present examples at different levels (primary / secondary school and university)
Those are my ideas. I'll do it myself when I get around to it.
-- Harry Wood 10:24, 1 October 2010 (BST)
- I think the page's section on where some form of course/teaching has been done is good. I would have liked them to say how long they spent (and how long/what course it was part of). - LastGrape/Gregory 11:18, 1 October 2010 (BST)
- Ah yes. For some reason I skim read right over the top of that section. I suppose because it was under the "curriculum" heading, which is wrong. I'm moved it out in to a section at the top.
- So this should be fleshed out with more details and photos I think. Plus there's other examples to add (including yesterday's UCL thing)
- -- Harry Wood 17:22, 1 October 2010 (BST)
I've added a big label "This Curriculum documentation project is very unfinished." since it was quite misleadingly suggesting that you were about to enter a well-polished finished bit of documentation. It would seem quite unprofessional, for example, if a teacher were to see this and try to use it as their first experience of OpenStreetMap documentation.
Some skeleton pages were created in 2009 by Sarah Manley (while she was still working for CloudMade? Not sure) and hasn't been worked on since. Anyone got any updates on this project?
Hi, I'm thinking of creating a list of all universities involved in OSM. So how can we deal with all the seperated pages? See Talk:Google_Summer_of_Code#Refactoring_Research.2FStudent_pages --!i! 10:08, 5 November 2010 (UTC)