Forum .LRN Q&A: documentation for dotLRN?
I wonder what that plans are about documentation.
Is there any documentation available now other than the
Installation instructions. Can someone share some
information about this? Is there going to be developers
docs, package feature descriptions, etc etc...
I understand totally that everyone is busy with the deadlines...
It would be nice to have atleast some hints and ideas about what
to expect :)
documentation. We have started on some of this. You should
expect developer instructions *first*, because we want to
encourage developers to start using dotLRN ASAP. And with
more developers comes more manpower to build user
I am planning an introductory workshop for some interested teachers on using dotLRN at M.S. University , as I have posted earlier....This will be largely a volunteer effort.
Is there a publicaly available 'Getting Started" user documentation (audience : students/teachers) for dotLRN ?
Also, is there place for educators to learn/share best-practices on using dotLRN ?
As for developer docs, I noticed OF site had some introductory docs earlier (no longer now).
I believe that http://dotlrn.mit.edu is intended to be the place for teachers to share best practices, although it isn't set up for this quite yet. I'm not sure what the plans are for "getting started" documentation, although we surely need some. What's your time frame? When do you expect to go live with dotLRN? We'll see what we can do to get the pieces together for you.
In the meantime, you raise some good questions here. What kind of documentation and support would people like to see from the user's perspective?
We are aiming for bottom up adoption, with groups having enough interest starting early in organic fashion (without organizational sponsorship) and spreading success story so that the snowball starts rolling on its own...
All help and support answering this question will be invaluable: how to get a teacher to ask 'Where can I find Getting Started manual?'.
I am not sure if there are specific answers and recipes. I would think though there might be general directions regardless of cultural, regional and other differences since learning is such a fundamental activity.