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Q4: Education activities

ISOC currently sponsors many educational efforts. These include regional conferences, focused workshops, and conferences shared with other organizations.

What educational requirements do you think are important for ISOC to address? How would you recommend addressing them?

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4 Responses to “Q4: Education activities”

  1. Comment by: Guanghao Li   
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I think ISOC should put more focus on education programs that really inform users how to utilize Internet as a tool to improve their life quality. Those programs are easily indentified by working closer with many renowned academic and research institutes such NSF of US, CAS of China, and etc.

  2. Comment by: Jonathan Zittrain   
    April 12th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I’d like to see ISOC inspire those who are already Internet-savvy in their own localities to create programs to share those skills — the sort of thing the One Laptop Per Child project has counted on people doing as laptops are delivered without manuals or training. Ideally training and skills could be seen as multilateral — peer-to-peer — rather than simply emanating from a central source.

  3. Comment by: Franck   
    April 12th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I see a lot of people support the Pacific Islands Chapter because of the workshops it provides during PacINET.

    Providing training is essential. ISOC has supported ccTLD workshops, and networking workshops around the world. However most have been done without coordination with local chapters.

    The education program and now the Enabling Access program needs to define clear goals for training workshops, with a defined ROI, where participants understand the role of ISOC in the activities.

    Additionally when the membership system is fixed, hopefully this year, it should be possible to work towards a mentoring program.

  4. Comment by: Khaled Koubaa   
    April 13th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    ISOC Tunisia has organized last year a conference on Internet Standards and the presented the IETF to the Tunisian scientific community. ISOC has provided support to this educational event and the result was more interest of the community in general in the IETF work and more outreach at the governmental side.
    Supporting educational events at a regional level should be for the benefit of the regions chapters. Collaborating with other organizations in some educational efforts has been in the past without benefit for the regional chapters and members. ccTLD workshops for example should involve chapters even if they are not related to the ccTLD management in the local level.

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