Open Source Communication Activity
|Title||Open Source Communication Activity|
|Overview||Learner will gain understanding of communication modes for open source learning.|
|Prerequisite Knowledge||Familiarity with concept of open source: Intro to FOSS activity page|
|Learning Objectives||Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to 1) Identify the communication modes being used by the open source community of choice 2) Describe communication characteristics and culture within the community|
The goal of this activity is for you to become familiar with the communication modes of an open source project. For more information please see the Intro to FOSS activity page.
In addition, there's a nice video on "how to communicate with your community" that Brian Proffitt [] at Red Hat has created -- the first couple minutes are about channels like IRC, mailing lists and forums and how they are used in open source communities.
Locate the IRC channel your open source project uses. Monitor that IRC channel for one week (7 days) or until there is at least 400 lines.
Please provide the following pieces of information about your open source project:
- Project Goal
- Communication Modes (find all modes of communication i.e. IRC, website, etc.)
Write a reflection on the culture of the community, the professional behaviour, challenges with non-synchronous communications, different time zones (if applicable).
How will the activity be graded?
How will learning will be measured?
Include sample assessment questions/rubrics.
|Criteria||Level 1 (fail)||Level 2 (pass)||Level 3 (good)||Level 4 (exceptional)|
|The purpose of the project|
|Why the project is open source|
What should the instructor know before using this activity?
What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this activity?
|ACM Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit||What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover? ACM_Body_of_Knowledge|
|ACM Topic||What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics - https://www.acm.org/education/CS2013-final-report.pdf|
|Level of Difficulty||Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?|
|Estimated Time to Completion||Observation and Research time is one week; active time is 60 minutes|
|Materials/Environment||Internet connection and browser|
|Author||Who wrote this activity?|
|License||Licensed CC BY-SA|
Suggestions for Open Source Community:
Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.
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