WPTranslation Day: LearnWP

We’re holding a work session today for generating and upload subtitles for all of the videos on Learn WordPress. at Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 10:00 UTC to Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 12:00 UTC, and a few of us may be available after this time as well.

To help things run smoothly, please complete this form:

Here is how things will happen:

  • Meet in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group at the times listed above.
  • Follow the WordPress.tv team guide for generating subtitles to additional languages.
  • If you find a video needing native language captions, please follow this comprehensive guide for generating, checking and uploading captions and transcripts – all of the videos have already been uploaded to the transcription services (Otter and Sonix), so you can skip the download/upload video steps and jump straight into the captioning and trscription work!
  • Use this sheet to check which videos need to be worked on
  • When you start working on a video, just say the name of the video in the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel so everyone knows and when you’re done with the video, please update the sheet accordingly.
  • If you need any assistance just ask in the channel! In order to be given the correct permissions and password you can ask in the channel and they will be sent to you in a private message. Passwords will be changed after the work session are complete for security reasons.

You can join for any amount of time as you like during the work session – if you can just be there for 10 minutes then that’s great! If you can be there for an hour or more, then that’s also great! All work done here is valuable and appreciated.

Where are we doing it?

The work session will be coordinated in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. All you need to do is show up in the channel at the right time. We can open a Zoom session to help expedite onboarding participants who need access to various sites.

How are we doing it?

Translating into your language

Captions for original language

We’ll be using two different services to generate captions and transcripts – Otter.ai for English videos and Sonix.ai for all other languages. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire process so you don’t need any prior knowledge about how video subtitles work. You will find a sheet with the caption/transcript status of all the published videos here.

Why are we doing it?

Captions and transcripts serve three main purposes for the workshop videos.

  1. AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) – captions and transcripts allow anyone to be able to read what is being presented thereby making the videos available to more people.
  2. Localisation – captions and transcripts, unlike the videos themselves, can be localised. Since all of the workshop videos are hosted on WordPress.tv, once captions have been added any Polyglots contributor can translate and upload them in any other language.
  3. SEO – the text in the captions and transcripts can be indexed by search engines, making the content significantly more findable across the web.

Additional opportunities:

  • Translate the content, text and screenshots of Lesson Plans. Save this as a draft Lesson Plan with the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. of your language.
  • Record an existing Workshop in your own language. Please cover all and only the material presented for consistency. Also translate the text of the Workshop post. Save this as a draft Workshop with the category of your language.

If you would like to get involved in this work outside of the hours designated for this session, then you are welcome (and encouraged!) to do so. Please follow the guide for instructions and let the team know in the #training channel that you’re doing it.

If you’d like to learn more about working with #PolyGlots for translation, check out this course.

Once this work has concluded and all of the current videos have full captions and transcriptions, this will become a requirement for any new video published on Learn WordPress so we will never host a workshop without them again.

#learn-wordpress

#5ftf, #contributor-days, #translate

WordPress 101: Microcourses Proposal

To further develop Learn for everyone, there are a few problems I’d like to see the training team solve through structured Microcourses. These microcourses will be “choose your own adventure” style. Before enrolling in a microcourse, learners will be prompted to assess their own existing knowledge and use their own interest to guide their course choices. 

Microcourses will be:

  • Largely text-and-image based (with a few short videos thrown in for variety) for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)
  • Bite-sized; every lesson (currently known as a “workshop”) should be able to be completed quickly, within 5-10 minutes
  • Self-paced; unlike with longer videos, Learners can set down this learning and pick it back up as their schedule allows.
  • Leveled based on pre-existing knowledge (101/102? We would need to name each level and provide guidance on what someone would be expected to know at each level.)
  • Interactive; each course will prompt users to do something with their knowledge.

This benefits all learners because it creates…

  1. A shorter period of ramp-up time for the basics (from 4.5 hours to 1 hour or less for the basic WordPress 101 course, preferably)
  2. Personalized learning experiences based on need & interest
  3. Self-Paced learning with deliberate scaffolds in place for neurodiverse learners

Eventually, I would love for each course to be recommended based on how people answer certain questions. For now, however, each microcourse page will include “suggested prerequisites” — in other words, skills and knowledge people will need to have in order to best work through a new microcourse. 


Here is a potential structure for a Basic WordPress 101 Microcourse:

Setting Up WordPress

Prerequisites: None!

Take this course if…

  • You are getting started for the first time with WordPress;
  • You haven’t decided on a host yet;
  • You haven’t picked a domain name yet;
  • You haven’t set up WordPress in any way yet.

By the end of this unit, you will be able to… (Quiz questions will be based on these statements–you’ll notice these are very action-based)

  • Describe difference between a host and a domain name
  • Determine which kind of hosting may be best for your website development needs
  • Set up WordPress on a host or on a server of your own
  • Navigate WordPress’ unique dashboard

    Do you know this information already? Take the quiz and earn a badge!

Modules within a Microcourse: Modules/lessons would explore those objectives bit by bit in a fraction of the existing course time. Structured, carefully crafted formative assessments would exist throughout the course (partially to give us feedback on our own instruction). This would ultimately culminate in a summative assessment (quiz for now, complete with action tasks) at the end of the course.


Course Complete!

When someone completes a microcourse, it would be useful to provide suggestions for the next most useful microcourses they might take depending on their goals. 

For example, on a “Course Complete!” page, learners might see something like this:

Congratulations! You’ve finished the course, “Setting Up WordPress”. To decide what you’d like to learn next, let’s find out: Which of these is closest to your goal?

  1. Design a WordPress website with pages that does not have a blog.
  2. Design a WordPress website with pages that also has a blog.
  3. Set up a WordPress blog–no need for additional pages.
  4. Something more advanced (eCommerce website, etc.)

Potential Personalization: Depending on functionality, ideally, each of these options might take learners to a slightly different grouping of microcourses . 

For example, a single lesson for setting up a blog page wouldn’t be toggled on for a course if someone didn’t want a blog on their website. 


To find the proposed course outline (tentative), please click here to be taken to the public GoogleDoc. You are welcome to comment upon that document as well. I would like to begin work on this by Monday, the 16th of August.

Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Is there a topic I am missing from the original course outline? 

Drop your ideas in the comments! 

#course-outline, #microcourses, #new-course, #training

Workshop Captioning and Transcription Sprint

Of the 53 workshops that currently live on Learn WordPress, 29 of them have captions and only 3 have full transcripts. Let’s fix that!

What are we doing?

We are going to hold a dedicated sprint for volunteers to join the Training Team in generating and uploading captions and transcripts for all 53 workshops.

When are we doing it?

The sprint will be held on Friday, 20 August at the following two times:

Each sprint will be 1-2 hours long (although it can go on as long as people are available) and volunteers can join for some or all of it.

Where are we doing it?

The sprint will be coordinated in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. All you need to do is show up in the channel at the right time.

How are we doing it?

We’ll be using two different services to generate captions and transcripts – Otter.ai for English videos and Sonix.ai for all other languages. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire process so you don’t need any prior knowledge about how video captions or transcripts work. You will find a sheet with the caption/transcript status of all the published videos here.

Why are we doing it?

Captions and transcripts serve three main purposes for the workshop videos.

  1. AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) – captions and transcripts allow anyone to be able to read what is being presented thereby making the videos available to more people.
  2. Localisation – captions and transcripts, unlike the videos themselves, can be localised. Since all of the workshop videos are hosted on WordPress.tv, once captions have been added any Polyglots contributor can translate and upload them in any other language.
  3. SEO – the text in the captions and transcripts can be indexed by search engines, making the content significantly more findable across the web.

If you would like to get involved in this work outside of the hours designated for this sprint, then you are welcome (and encouraged!) to do so. Please follow the guide for instructions and let the team know in the #training channel that you’re doing it.

Once this work has concluded and all of the current videos have full captions and transcriptions, this will become a requirement for any new video published on Learn WordPress so we will never host a workshop without them again.

#learn-wordpress

Agenda for July 13, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. FSE Calls for Testing: Theme.json and 5.8RC
    2. Process needed for updating workshop content
    3. Lesson Plans added to the queue around 5.8
  3. July Sprint
    1. Lesson Plans
      1. Lesson Plan and Workshop Idea
        1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Lauren Pittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
    1. Next Up – Can You Help!
      1. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      2. Testing a Trac Ticket @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      3. Lesson plans in need of a description and objective
    2. Drafts in Progress
      1. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett
      2. Annotation options @cousett
      3. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
      4. Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios @courane01
      5. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
      6. Researching what work other teams have started (researching what Docs and Marketing have gathered) before writing content
    3. Instructional Review
      1. Using a browser inspector @woodnet
    4. Style Guide Review
      1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja
  4. Learn Functionality
    1. Slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party
    2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
    3. Use a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organisation
    4. Coordinate with #docs, #marketing, and other Make teams on audit tool feature request
  5. Training Team
    1. Tie some contributor roles to user roles or levels of content access on Learn – Customized User Access roles
    2. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines
    3. Schedule Learn stakeholder meeting
    4. Audit Learn Content Trello board.
    5. Deputy program
    6. Update Training Team Handbook
    7. Update Learn Handbook
  6. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings


You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Invovled

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

#meeting-agenda, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting June 29, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

1) Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @manzwebdesigns @Gudrun Frank @thisisyeasin @ashiquzzaman @paaljoachim @wpscholar

Over the past week, @theapril, @Afshana Diya, @JuanMa, @Ivan, @caseymilne have joined the Training team

2) News

@azhiyadev and @courane01 did meet to test out blocks in the widgets and thankfully didn’t run into too many issues.

Our content on Learn around using widgets at the moment should be added to the July sprint to revise.  We can use the revision tool to get the articles ready for the 5.8 version which is releasing on 20 July.

A custom pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, #meta created for Learn and recently implemented by #docs.  It restores the workflow we had with GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.  We can save articles as a revision and have them approved/ready for the upcoming release.

Classic plugin is used to append to the articles, but all screenshots of the Appearance > Widgets interface and CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. > Widgets will need to be redone, along with some content. 

Call for an audit of the existing lesson plan for the new WordPress release. Locating content to update based upon releases is an interesting thing.

@zzap and @courane01 will meet on Friday for a discovery session on how #docs audits all the help/devhub content to better identify that info for a joint proposal across teams.

#marketing has been a huge help in asking questions about what we need and helping us draft a proposal as a wider cross-team initiative.

For testing @annezazu published this one recently: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/06/24/call-for-testing-thrive-with-theme-json/.

And the next office hour on Friday will open for a Zoom meeting for testing as a team if others are interested. 10am UTC.

  • This is an informal session, helps us get more familiar with what is coming, and identify what content we’d need to revise on Learn.
  • If you’re interested in joining, check the channel Friday morning at that time.

@evarlese @harishanker and @angelasjin did a ride-along session this morning.  They showed how they take workshop submissions through a vetting process and discussed all the organizing behind the scenes that happens.  Several of the #training team folks were present. We will publish the replay of the session and links to the many resources as a post on the Training team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/./blog.

3) June Sprint

For work that we already have in progress, we will be moving anything that is currently being worked on to July, which includes;

Following lesson plan have an owner, 

@paaljoachim said that “Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and Testing a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket” or a Github PR are both Lesson plans. He trashed both and submitted the workshop instead on which @azihyadev said anyone other will pick that lesson plan later to draft and will take reference from the workshop.

We have the following which are being worked on in collaboration, these will continue to stay on the list. 

4) Stakeholders Meeting

We don’t have anything formal but we are working with a few of the other Make teams – hoping to formalise something in July.

5) July Sprint

We’re in discussions with @evarlese and @Hugh Lashbrooke regarding the next steps for July. If there is anything that you feel we should aim to tackle, please let us know. I’ll get the agenda for next week up early so that people can comment. We’ll then take the next meeting to go through it.

6) Upcoming meetings

#meeting

Recap for Training Team meeting June 22, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

1) Intro / Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @paaljoachim, @evarlese, @Weblink, @peteringersoll, @webtechpooja, @onealtr

Badges:

How to earn badges?

In general we are following the Team Profile Badges Handbook

We are trying to make sure that this aligns with Lean WordPress Contributor Ladder 

Badges are given to the following @lmurillom @oglekler @webcommsat @meher @nalininonstopnewsuk @evarlese @matteospi

2) News

1) Onboarding and roles and the flow from the contact form.

@azhiyadev has done amazing work combined with @andreamiddleton and @evarlese on tracking down all the team roles. It’s live in the handbook

#marketing does a great job at having quick start contribution opportunities, and it definitely is something the team here needs too

This would be part of Team Welcome Wrangler. We do automatically greet new folks with a series of links already set up by @webtechpooja a few months ago. 

In the welcome message, we need to add some brief and simple tasks for new contributors to help them get connected, and a greeter to provide access as needed.

@courane01 mentioned that if anyone has suggestions, or see another role that you’d especially like to help with, please do let us know in this slack thread.

Learn is a fantastic opportunity to contribute, and we’re seeing an uptick in contributors as well. 

High priorities & Incoming support

@courane01 met with @hlashbrooke 2 days ago for a few updates.  We know we have a few instructional designers coming aboard sponsored by Automattic. I think this is fantastic news. He had asked for a list of high priorities.

In no particular order, @azhiyadev and @courane01 recapped areas the team has needed help with for some years.

  1. Audit tool – starting to collaborate with the Docs team now around this for their needs as well. 
  2. Slides
  3. UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. feedback (a consulting company will be doing an audit)
  4. standards for course videos – quality of recording etc,  Marketing has great input on this informally, but we can request more.
  5. documentation around how we partner with subject matter experts. 
  6. getting to know the training team and its history, alongside how an open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project works and remains transparent
  7. Brand guideline wording on Learn
  8. COPPA guidelines

Detail brief of the above points:

Docs and Training teams both have a lot of content to audit when WP ships an update.  Nuances like the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. toolbar has changed can mean redoing screenshots, content in articles across DevHub, HelpHub, Docs, Learn.

By coordinating with Docs on their workflow, we can then submit a more official feature request to #meta around what tools inside all those sites can help those that look for content that needs to be updated, as well as those that may only contribute for a to Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. once to have a meaningful experience.

Slides: as we look to soon have video courses on Learn, we’re thinking ahead about the ease for multiple people to maintain the content. Does one slide need to be revised and a video re-recorded?  Well – organizing that workflow becomes really important.

@meher is here and very often a #marketing team contributor.  Noting that I recall the marketing team having a lot of valuable input around the production quality. I’d like to organize some of the standards for audio/video recording quality.

Brand guidelines go back to last week, and well – the start of the team even.  We will be able to mention names of plugins/themes/blocks/etc. that are not part of CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. But we need to document for contributors making content how to suggest these and appropriate ways to mention multiple options (say a contact form on a contact page).

Hugh was agreeable about reaching out to a few of the brands we may mention for some proofreading, and gaining some WP ecosystem support around this.

COPPA is a USA centric thing, but the idea is also global.  We have a KidsCamp program. However, to have any content that is directly aimed at youth, there are standards and guidelines that many different governments have. We need some protection if we have any content directly planned for youth learning WordPress.

3) June Sprint

@azhiyadev mentioned that the Sprint method is used to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

You will find what we are working on for the month of June here.

Lesson plans are ready to be drafted: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrom by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
  4. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim and @sarmstead (needs team review)  Trello Card 

@paaljoachim will do a walk through of point 4, and see if there is anything additional that needs to be there.

If anyone wants to pick up points 1 and 2 1 and 2 then just let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know.

Lesson plans ready to be drafted:

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x (@geheren has volunteered to work on this)
  4. Using a browser inspector (@woodnet has volunteered to work on this)
  5. What to do when you forget your password (@webtechpooja has volunteered to work on this)

If anyone wants to work on 1 and 2, please let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know.

If we have forgotten to assign you to a plan then please let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know. It’s been a bit of a hectic week so some stuff might have slipped through the cracks.

On that note, @azhiyadev knows people have a lot going on so please let @azhiyadev and @courane01 know if you are struggling. We don’t want anyone to burn out and we want to support you as much as we can.

June Sprint 

We also have some functionality goals for Learn

  • the slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party (as previously mentioned by Courtney)
  • style printer friendly stylesheet for transcripts and lesson plans
  • audit tool (as previously mentioned by Courtney)

@courane01 thinks some of the stakeholder part is organically happening since we listed it in the Sprint. But I do think as things begin to happen more, we can make official meeting times, workflows, etc. to partner across teams better.

@azhiyadev This has been on the agenda for a long time and. We want a planning meeting for cross-team collaboration on the goals on Learn (functionality and content). We are collaborating with #docs, #marketing #accessibility, #polyglots and #community-team but nothing formal has been agreed.

Upcoming meetings

#community-team, #marketing, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting June 15, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @FahimMurshed @piermario @kafleg @Gudrun Frank @geheren @ashiquzzaman @peteringersoll

WCEU Recap

WCEU was great.  Big thanks again to @abhanonstopnewsuk @OGlekler and @meher who frequently double between #marketing and #training, and all participated in helping organize WCEU, especially the #training team workshop.

You can watch the presentation portion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smfxj81LkNA&list=WL&index=2.  

Learn WP roadmap session was up first.

We’ve had a few new folks join the team in the past week as part of that session. After this session, we had 2 different breakout times. @webtechpooja was able to join us for those as well.

 And @manzwebdesigns suggested a lot of great ideas in topics that we don’t yet have content and added that to the Google Doc version of the roadmap as well.

Sidenote – speaking of courses

@evarlese has published a few of the modules for the ongoing Training course to help out the course structure. You can share your feedback on this here.

Next @courane01 said that speed on changes coming in future releases, so we know what needs to be updated on Learn.

To do so, we’ll Test the Widgets Editor – as this could be a low-lift chunk of the content we can update on Learn over the next month. And if you want to be a part of testing, please fill in your availability Times this week to test.

Note – This will be a Zoom session that we record with screenshares from testing participants so that we can share it solely with the devs on this specific subject.  Bug reporting really helped @annezazu

Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong coming up soon. This will be a zoom meeting with @evarlese 12UTC on June 29. This is intended to help the training team get up to speed on the workflow for workshops

@harishanker and @angelasjin will be joining us for that as well! we’re planning to go through the vetting process that’s been developed by the Community team, how that applies to workshop submissions, and talk through some avenues for folks to get involved

Next @courane01 submitted a workshop idea https://youtu.be/5CJv3kwOiNE.

@evarlese published Proposed user roles on Learn a few weeks ago now. If anyone wants to provide their feedback on this. You are most welcome.

Proposing an audit tool

@courane01 joined  #docs to brief their team as well on our hopes for a more refined audit process, as they would have similar needs.

They’ve opened a Google Doc to capture their feature requests as well. Though comments on the post are certainly welcome and wanted.

We need to update our lesson plan, screenshot, images when the new update is released. #marketing, #docs, #training  teams are exploring ways we can better partner with CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to be super clear about everything related to releases.  We discussed that at Docs meeting as well, with support from @abhanonstopnewsuk mentioned there too. 

As a reminder, Automattic is conducting trials for several sponsored instructional designers that will be dedicated to Training/Learn.  The Automattic sponsored contributors here already have shared their updates and sought out what the team has been working on and priorities.  That speaks so well to this new initiative.

Current work in process

We’ve resumed sprint posts to organize the work happening this month. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/06/08/june-2021-training-team-sprint/

As @courane01 was busy with WCEU prep, so she couldn’t make it possible to work on committed lesson plan.

We’ve got these lessons ready to be drafted: .

Upcoming meetings

#training

Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong

A few weeks ago, @courane01 and @webtechpooja shared an idea to host a session where contributors – or potential contributors – could shadow Community team and Learn WordPress contributors in reviewing and vetting workshop submissions. Let’s make that idea happen!

Currently, when someone submits a workshop idea to Learn WordPress, they fill out the workshop presenter application. That application is then reviewed according to the same guidelines that the Community team has developed for WordPress and meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group applicants. So far, Community deputies vet most workshops – but others are welcome to learn and contribute as well.


On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:00UTC, we’ll host a Workshop Review Ridealong via Zoom in the #training channel to review a sample workshop submission together. If you’d like to attend, please add a comment to this post!


This ridealong will be an opportunity for Training and Community team members to observe the review process, express interest in helping to review workshops themselves, and also look for opportunities to help improve our documentation to make sure the expectations and standards are clear for anyone who wants to contribute! We’ll also go over next steps and requirements for folks who would like to help vet Learn WordPress workshop submissions after joining.

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Recap for Training Team meeting, 1 June 2021

Introductions and Welcome

Over the past week, Micheal Sneider, Ismail Ismail and Megan McLauglin have joined the Traning Team.

News

WCEU Presentation

@courane01 met with @harishanker and @hughlashbrooke to review the WCEU talk. @webcommsat indicated that she would respond with time schedules. @harishander will interview @courane01 and @azhiyadev similar to the Tuesday Training session they did a few months back. This focus this time will be on what is current with Learn, and a segue into the high-level roadmap that will help springboard into the live breakout/workshop session during WCEU. @hughlashbrooke is unable to attend due to a conflict in timezones. However, he will help make the roadmap a bit better designed before the launch.

Upcoming Info

Last week, we officially received the approval for the change of the scope of the Training team. The Training Team Make site and Make Meeting Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Related to this but not on the agenda, Automattic is currently focused on hiring several people with instructional design experience who will be 100% focused on helping get high-quality content on learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, alongside volunteer contributors.@hughlashbrooke shared that Automattic is also establishing a new dedication to work on Learn. The role of the Training Team will remain the same. As a team, we help bridge the space between subject matter experts, content wrangling/planning, and all that goes on with Learn.

@evarlese has reached out to some Community Deputies to see if anyone is interested in helping to organize (or to join) a rdealong on reviewign worskshop submissions. @harishanker and @angelasjin are both interested, so @evarlese will organize dates for this and let people know.

@courane01 has shared the reequest for a bit more notice on live workshop dsucssions groups for #marketing promotional needs with @webcommsat.

Proposals for review

We have 2 proposal that could your comments:

  1. Proposed user roles on Learn
  2. Proposing an audit tool

Please take a moment to scan these. We would like additional comments to take this onto #meta-learn as GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues.

The audit tool request was passed to #docs as well. Maintain all the content will continue to be more interesting as new types of content come to Learn, along with just more content. Content on Learn is hard to juggle who has what levels of access and what can be modified, as well well as being very cumbersome for new folks. If you can envision other teams needing additional support with auditing their content, the feedback is welcome. Knowing that GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Phase 3 includes collaboration tools, @courante is curious to see how this makes its way across lear and other WP teams.

High priority items

These items have been a part of the team for years now. Getting this cleared would be huge for the content on Learn:

  1. Handbooks – @azhiyadev has returned from travels. We have a goal to get all the work done so far on the Training Team handbook published. As a reminder, Learn handbook is how to use Learn. The training team handbook is for those on the team around how we work.
  2. Slides – we’ll need something consistent especially if courses are coming, and a way that others can update the slides for use in video recording for workshops/courses for any re-records.
  3. Wording for non-CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. mentions on Learn – we likely will want a simplified way to share anything (contact forms, custom fields/taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.) that doesn’t come with default installs of WordPress. Getting some wording on that will help keep the suggestions for content on Learn in order.

We don’t have the next steps for the last two items, besides revising the GitHub issue trackers for these. We can revisit with @hughlashbrooke who is coordinating the new Automattic Instructional Designers group.

Current work in process

Lessons in the process

These need to incorporate the lesson plan template and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough. @paaljoachim will make the time this week to review these

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. @laurenpittenger has one in process on imposter syndrome.  Lauren – feel free to update us or I can join a Zoom to see how things are going.

Lesson ready to be drafted

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
  4. Using a browser inspector
  5. What to do when you forget your password

@courane has already started the lesson plans around screenshots and screencasts that she committed to previously. She should be able to have this done by end of this week ready to be reviewed.

Open Discussions

@manzwebdesigns is going to start working on Migrating to Gutenberg lesson plan

@evarlese has moved one portion of the Polyglots Training course into Learn. There is some formatting to be reviewed by #meta but you can currently get a preview if you are logged into the site. @courtney mentioned that the Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. course on Community might also be a good one to migrate.


Upcoming meetings

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Agenda for April 20, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 4:00 PM UTC OR Office Hour Friday 10:00 AM UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. April sprint – Content
  3. April sprint – Functionality goals updates
    • Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    • Team contributor roles
  4. Feedback needed
  5. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings


You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

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