WikiEducator:Community Council/Meetings/Third/Action items
|3rd WikiEducator Community Council Meeting|
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This page lists action items raised during meeting discussions. It is also a list of the action items that result from motions tabled and approved during the course of the third Council meeting.
- Kim Tucker suggested the idea of developing a "code of conduct" -- something like the Ubuntu Code of Conduct. This would appear to be a sensible suggestion. Possible action:
- Establish a WCC appointed Workgroup or Community Workgroup to work in drafting a "code of conduct" for future consideration by Council.
- Peter Rawsthorne, David Wiley, Leighblackall, Kim Tucker and others have referenced the notion of fair usage and fair dealing as it relates to WikiEducator's OER work. Possible actions:
- Consider developing a "Code of Conduct / Guidelines" for fair usage/dealing by adapting, and adopting something like the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for OpenCourseWare.
- Approach the Hewlett Foundation for possible legal assistance in researching the international implications of fair use/dealing when working across national boundaries under their service offer to provide legal support for Hewlett Grantees. (The outcomes of this effort can be shared freely across all OER projects).
- Not sure where this should go but... Can WE look into using an open discussion forum tool - like Moodle forum function for WCC meeting discussions on issues once they reach some critical mass? Particularly useful would be a discussion application that allows multiple views of discussions - sort most recent first, sorted earliest first, threaded, nested, searchable. Some of the discussions in this meeting became so long and complex, that I was not able to make sense of the later posts that seem to have little relationship to earlier post in some other page location. Sorry to be a bit dense, but there was an overwhelming volume of good information. It is not possible to see a simple chronological view of the proceedings. --Valerie Taylor 21:55, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
- Hi Valerie --- these issues were discussed when Council was first established. In fact I had proposed that WCC should use Moodle and set this up at the time, but WCC members decided that the wiki was the best solution. (In hindsight -- while I didn't agree with this personally at the time, I think that its been the right decision because of the ability to edit collaboratively and the radical transparency this provides). I find the history tab and the Watch list feature very useful for these discussions. The WCC list on google groups can be viewed by the general public -- so at least some measure of transparency is maintained but its better to keep all discussions together in one place. Using Firefox -- you can search the pages in the wiki and I'm sure there is a lot we can do to improve the structure of the discussions. --Wayne Mackintosh 22:10, 9 May 2010 (UTC)