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Learning Resource Creation Kick-off Form
Fill out this form before you get started creating a learning resource.
What's your name, and program affiliation?
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What's the title of your learning resource, module, or curriculum unit or series?
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1. Redunancy Check and References
Does this resource (or one nearly identical) already exist at Mozilla, or elsewhere?
If resources like the one you plan to make already exist, what makes your project different or special?
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Provide links to any reference materials or sources of inspriation.
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2. Target Audience
Who is your audience?
(location, age, gender, profession, level of familiarity with topic, level of comfort with technology, etc)
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What are their needs for this work? How will they use the skills/knowlege?
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What are motivators for these learners?
These learning motivations or successes that can happen in-session to make the experience more rewarding like: seeing some sort of finished product, expressing themselves creatively, checking off tasks or boxes, getting some sort of recognition or score, etc
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What are potential stumbling blocks?
What might be tricky about the content or format for these users/learners? What are other constriants (time, urgency, etc)
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Include a short persona for this audience:
Example: Rashid is a PhD student in astronomy at a university in Southern England. Rashid took an intro Java programming course long ago, as an undergrad, but his research work requires Python skills. He attended a two-day Software Carpentry workshop at his institution. He found the training valuable but has encountered difficulties in debugging and troubleshooting since the workshop, and is struggling on his own.
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Anything else crtical to keep in mind about your users?
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What are ways you might involve your audience in the creation and iteration of this resource?
Are there opportunities for some members of your target audience participate or collaborate-- by giving feedback or advice, testing out drafts, being part of a design or production sprint, etc?
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3. Learning Goals
What is the goal of this resource? What should users do/do differently after they use it?
To start, think of the Minimum Viable Product, the bare-bones, pure and simple version what needs to be accomplished. List concrete tasks, skills, or chunks of knowledge if possible (for example "understand version control" "make a pull request" "navigate the interface with some ease")
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4. Format & Delivery
How long will learners spend with this resource, from start to finish?
(ie 2 hours, 45 minutes, 3 days, etc)
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Describe the delivery setting.
Describe the delivery setting, for example: self-directed online tutorial, facilitated Mozfest workshop or study group session, etc.
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What format/formats are you considering?
Handout, online resources, slide presentation, etc.
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5. Sharing & Reuse
How will you distribute/make this resource widely available ? How will you drive users to this resource?
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Can this resource be modified to be useful to more, new and different audiences? How?
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6. Assesement & Iteration
How will this resource be assessed?
user feedback/surveys, outcomes over time
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How will the assessment be used to improve the resource?
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Deadlines
What are your deadlines?
List deadlines for drafts, reviews, and delivery, and testing
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