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= Guidelines for Ubuntu Classroom = #format wiki
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Guidelines for Teaching in the Ubuntu Classroom
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== TOC == This article describes the procedures required to teach or run a class or session in [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom|#ubuntu-classroom]].
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1. How to get involved and procedures
 1.1 Before the class
  1.1.1 Adding yourself to the instructors list
  1.1.2 Submitting a Class Outline
  1.1.3 Getting the channel ready
 1.2 During the class
  1.2.1 Questions
  1.2.2 Length
 1.3 After the class
  1.3.1 Creating or linking to a wiki with covered information
== Teaching a Class in the Ubuntu Classroom ==
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=== Getting your class put on the schedule ===
     
To teach a class, you must first of all be knowledgeable about the subject you wish to teach. If this is your first time teaching a class, please review the instructions on the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom/Submissions|submissions]] page and follow the requirements outlined there. After you have been approved, or if you have taught a class before, a Classroom Manager will add your class to the official [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~nhandler/classroom.html|Learning Events Calendar]].
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1. How to get involved and procedures Each class should last around an hour, up to a maximum of two hours, with a minimum of half an hour. The length of the class is determined by the amount of material covered by the instructors, by the amount of questions asked, etc.
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     This article describes the procedures required to teach or run a
     class or session in #ubuntu-classroom.
Sessions should be scheduled at least a week in advance to give us time to blog about them, and slides should be given at least 24 hours in advance. Instructors should also join -backstage before their session (especially if they think they might need help with classbot or have questions).
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 1.1 Before the Class
  1.1.1 Adding yourself to the instructors list
If you have slides for your talk, please submit them in .pdf format to the volunteers in #ubuntu-classroom-backstage

=== Before your class begins ===

When your class is scheduled to begin, ClassBot will change the topic in both [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom|#ubuntu-classroom]] and [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom-chat|#ubuntu-classroom-chat]] to reflect your class. ClassBot will also give the instructor(s) voice in both channels, and will set [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom|#ubuntu-classroom]] to moderated if your class is to be moderated.

Please try to show up at least 10 minutes early for your class.

=== During the Class ===
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     To teach a class, you must first of all be a predominant,
     knowledgeable member of the community.
     You may then add your wiki name as an instructor to the class
     you would like to teach, as long as there are no more than 2
     instructors teaching any one class at any one time.
     Also, there must be an instructor for both KDE and/or GNOME and/or CLI, and the
     table of topics must be updated following this example:
     ||<:>'''Date'''||<:>'''Time'''||<:>'''Class Topic'''||<:>'''Instructor(s)'''||
     ||Aug 5^th^ and 6^th^||18:00GMT||Introduction to Internet Relay Chat (IRC)||Bob (KDE) <> Alice (CLI)||
     ||Aug 19^th^ and 20^th^||TBD||Introduction to Command Line Interface (Terminal)|| John (GNOME) <> Mark (KDE)||
  
  1.1.2 Submitting a Class Outline
     
     Each instructor (or group of instructors) must submit a rough
     plan of the material covered in their class to: <hybrid> or
     <ryanakca> on irc.freenode.org, or by e-mail, at the very latest,
     a week and a half before the class is held.
     This will then be reviewed to make sure that the class is being
     taught by someone knowledgeable, and posted onto the wiki as a
     preview of the upcomming course. The instructor(s) may also do
     latter themselves if they feel so inclined.
     When submitting a class outline, you must also specify the time
     at which you would like to teach, while keeping in mind that one
     class must be in a timeframe targeted at european nations, and
     the other, targeted at the americas. (Hence the GMT, and the EST
     in the example above).
Users will chat in and questions will be asked in #ubuntu-classroom-chat with the prefix ''QUESTION:'' so you may want to keep an eye on it during your session so you can see what your audience is talking about. ClassBot will help you find and respond to questions asked in this channel, refer to the ClassBot help page to learn how to use ClassBot during your classroom session.
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  1.1.3 Getting the channel ready If you need any help during your session, just ask in #ubuntu-classroom-backstage
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     The instructors should ask an operator of the channel
     #ubuntu-classroom to set a topic announcing the subject,
     the date, and the time of the upcomming class.
     The instructors should then be opped by a channel operator
     shortly before the class.
     A minute or two before the class begins, the instructor will
     set the channel to +m (moderated).
=== After the Class ===
 
After your classroom session, ClassBot will set [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom|#ubuntu-classroom]] and [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-classroom-chat|#ubuntu-classroom-chat]] back to their default settings.
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 1.2 During the Class
     
     This section describes procedures for during a class, such as how
     to have questions asked effectivly, etc.
  
  1.2.1 Questions
=== Tips ===
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     Questions during the class will be given in +m mode. In other
     words, at the beginning of the class, the instructor will say
     something simmilar to this:
 "Please /msg <opname> with all questions. They will then +m
  you and you will be able to ask your question in this
  channel."
     Then, during the class, the operator will, when they find the
     time is right, voice the student.
Be familiar with your material! You may even want to prepare a script ahead of time and slowly paste the script into channel as you teach the class.
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  1.2.2 Time At the beginning of your class, you may want to let the folks in the -chat channel know whether you want questions throughout your class, or if you would rather they wait until the end of your class
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     Each class should last around an hour, up to a maximum of two hours,
     with a minimum of half an hour.
     The length of the class is determined by the ammount of material
     covered by the instructors, by the ammount of questions asked, etc.
  
You may want to set highlight in your IRC client on "QUESTION:" so you catch when people ask questions and can have ClassBot process them.

##== Interested in taking your class farther? ==

##Now that you have finished your class, are you interested in making it a permanent part of Ubuntu education? Help us make your session into a class for the [[Learning|Ubuntu Community Learning Project]]. Feel free to contact the UCLP team via their mailing list on the UCLP wiki page, or via IRC in [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-learning|#ubuntu-learning]] for more help.

As of 2014 the Ubuntu Classroom project is no longer active.
Thanks to everyone for their support over the years. Write to the ubuntu-community-team mailing list if you have further ideas in this space.

This article describes the procedures required to teach or run a class or session in #ubuntu-classroom.

Teaching a Class in the Ubuntu Classroom

Getting your class put on the schedule

To teach a class, you must first of all be knowledgeable about the subject you wish to teach. If this is your first time teaching a class, please review the instructions on the submissions page and follow the requirements outlined there. After you have been approved, or if you have taught a class before, a Classroom Manager will add your class to the official Learning Events Calendar.

Each class should last around an hour, up to a maximum of two hours, with a minimum of half an hour. The length of the class is determined by the amount of material covered by the instructors, by the amount of questions asked, etc.

Sessions should be scheduled at least a week in advance to give us time to blog about them, and slides should be given at least 24 hours in advance. Instructors should also join -backstage before their session (especially if they think they might need help with classbot or have questions).

If you have slides for your talk, please submit them in .pdf format to the volunteers in #ubuntu-classroom-backstage

Before your class begins

When your class is scheduled to begin, ClassBot will change the topic in both #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat to reflect your class. ClassBot will also give the instructor(s) voice in both channels, and will set #ubuntu-classroom to moderated if your class is to be moderated.

Please try to show up at least 10 minutes early for your class.

During the Class

Users will chat in and questions will be asked in #ubuntu-classroom-chat with the prefix QUESTION: so you may want to keep an eye on it during your session so you can see what your audience is talking about. ClassBot will help you find and respond to questions asked in this channel, refer to the ClassBot help page to learn how to use ClassBot during your classroom session.

If you need any help during your session, just ask in #ubuntu-classroom-backstage

After the Class

After your classroom session, ClassBot will set #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat back to their default settings.

Tips

Be familiar with your material! You may even want to prepare a script ahead of time and slowly paste the script into channel as you teach the class.

At the beginning of your class, you may want to let the folks in the -chat channel know whether you want questions throughout your class, or if you would rather they wait until the end of your class

You may want to set highlight in your IRC client on "QUESTION:" so you catch when people ask questions and can have ClassBot process them.

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