Open Source Communication Activity
Open Source Communication
Learner will gain understanding of communication modes for open source learning.
Familiarity with concept of open source: Intro to FOSS (Activity)
|Learning Objectives||After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:
|Process Skills Practiced|
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 Intro to FOSS (activity).
In addition, there's a nice [video] on "how to communicate with your community" by Brian Proffitt at Red Hat -- 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 Body of Knowledge
Area & Unit(s)
Observation and Research time is one week; active time is 60 minutes
|Environment / Materials||
Internet connection and browser
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Suggestions for Open Source Community
Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.