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Vision for OneVille documentation

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Vision for the wiki documentation:

Documentation should be coherent -- glued to our core research questions, throughout.

Documentation should be visually inviting. Think of enticing a teacher or young person or parent to tackle (or document!) similar issues where they live.

Documentation should in the end be downloadable, and distributable by people; something they can email around their school.

The documentation should also include our contact info, so that people can ask questions of us and our participants. Maybe we and our participants can offer our contact emails and urge people to “please contact us!”

The site should be hypertextual: in sentences, we put in links to relevant/research/prior information.

We should offer an index that also talks about other things to read.

The documentation should include the voices of our participants.

Including participant voices

We hope that the more direct quotes and videos we have from youth, parents, and kids, the better we will convey what we've been doing. We are curious about including short video interviews that enrich the content but aren’t required by site visitors to watch if they want to understand what we've been doing.

We may use prompts in video interviews or on the wiki itself that ask our participants to create testimonials: to report out specific examples of what they have done and learned. (in video, or in text.)

Testimonials might include:

What interested you in doing this in the first place? What did you think might be gained?

What are particularly thought-provoking stories from your project, that say something about improving communication in public education?

What are continuing barriers to needed communications?

What's your current take on how youth, parents, and teachers can participate in improving communications in public education, and creating new uses for basic technologies? Should others do what you have been doing?