Stage 2 Activities

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Participants completing the Stage 2 workshop will be able to:

  • Describe the variety of learning activities that student participation in HFOSS projects may include
  • Implement HFOSS activities appropriate for a particular curriculum and student population
  • Explain challenges and opportunities of student HFOSS participation
  • Discuss key aspects of FOSS culture and process
  • Use a selection of tools common in HFOSS projects
  • Select an HFOSS project well-suited for student participation
  • Identify key sources of information for learning about HFOSS
  • Identify other participants with similar ideas about applying HFOSS
  • Participate in POSSE Stage 3

Schedule July 2017 POSSE

Google docs for activities

Below is the schedule for the during-workshop activities.

Time Activity Team
Day 1
9:00 1.1 Welcome
  • Plan for the day
  • Welcome to Bologna
  • Introducing everyone
  • Workshop overview and schedule
  • Into by Google
Greg, Heidi
9:45 1.2 HFOSS in Education Activity - (activity 60 minutes, slides 15 minutes)
  • 50 Ways to be a FOSSer
  • Exploration of student contributions
Heidi, Stoney
10:30 Break All
11:00 1.2 HFOSS in Education Activity - continued Heidi, Stoney
11:30 1.3 Approaches to HFOSS Learning
  • Pathways
12:15 1.4 HFOSS Process and Tools
  • How tools fit and support HFOSS culture
  • Upstream Adoption
  • Licensing - Gina Likins
Stoney, Gina
13:00 Lunch All
14:00 1.5 Git Intro Activity Stoney
15:30 Break All
16:00 1.6 Understanding Open Source Communities Activity (activity 45 minutes, slides 15 minutes)
  • Perspective on basic characteristics common in HFOSS communities
    • FOSSisms that capture FOSS culture and methods
17:00 1.7 HFOSS in the Curriculum Activity (activity 45 minutes, discussion 15 minutes)
    • Options for getting started in courses
    • HFOSS beyond the curriculum
    • Trying to find the right size student project
    • Evaluating student work
    • Instructional style: mentoring vs. lecturing; instructor as co-learner
18:00 End of Day 1
Day 2
9:00 2.1 GitHub Workflow Activity Stoney
10:30 Break All
10:45 2.2 Project Evaluation Activity
  • Project Evaluation (Activity)
  • Getting started with a project
12:00 2.3 Planning for HFOSS Participation
  • Experience with HFOSS application (Kevin)
  • Form groups based on courses
  • In each group:
    • Identify three things that you would like to get done by the end of POSSE
    • Plan a schedule for accomplishing these
    • Activity Format Please make a copy!
Heidi, Kevin
13:00 Lunch All

2.4 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities

  • Review of Activity Template
  • Group work
15:30 Break All
16:00 2.4 Sharing HFOSS Learning Activities - Continued All
16:30 2.5 Going Forward Greg
17:00 End of Day 2


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