Hi everyone, I’m following up with the chat transcript from our first synchronous session, along with a quick recap and a few goals for the asynchronous portion of the week.
Session 1 Recap
The main focus of Session 1 was to get to know one another, understand how our sessions will be structured, and learn about Rebus’ tools and approaches. We also began hearing about our cohort’s projects and aspirations.
We also spent a bit of time discussing Rebus’ collaborative approach to publishing, and how a larger community around a resource can not only make it stronger, but also help maintain it down the line. Our approach hinges on thinking about marketing, accessibility, formatting, and more at each stage to really harness the global potential of OER and what it can do. These stages can be flexible and non-linear, and play out in different ways on your projects.
The remainder of the session covered the Rebus platform and the different areas that you will likely spend your time, especially the cohort discussion space and your project home.
We also talked about the cohort tag (@may21-cohort) and how this can be used to notify everyone in the cohort. We also looked at the Direct Messaging functionality on the platform. We ended our discussion with questions about project homepages.
Goals for Week 2!
- Respond to this Session 1 Intro Topic with your introduction, including your role on the project and the dream goal you have for it.
- Agree to the Memorandum of Understanding for our cohort. (many of you already have done this)
Create a project homepage for your project. If this goal feels daunting, keep in mind it can be barebones for now. It’s something we’ll revise throughout the next several weeks.
If you run into any problems getting started with the steps above, review the Rebus User Guide; you can also respond to this message with any questions.
Let me know if there’s anything I missed! I want to thank you all for joining our first session. The work you’re doing is important, and we’re excited to contribute to your project’s success.