Java Workshop in Wave
Posted November 19, 2009on:
Tonight, I ran my first workshop in Wave. It was nice to have a space to discuss things, and unlike in a chat client it’s easy to indicate what you’re replying to. What I did was create a slide deck and make it available the day before. Then on the day, I was available to trouble shoot. The slide deck was fairly comprehensive (see it here) so I encouraged people to work through it at their own pace, whilst I clarified and helped with issues that arose.
Screenshot below shows mutiple threads of conversation happening simultaniously:
It’s also really easy to drag and drop screenshots, so that can help me see where people are at, and what could be going wrong.
Wave has nice indentations (kind of like we indent in Java!) that show a diversion:
Finally, trying to schedule when everyone can make the next session can be difficult – but Widgets sure make it easier!
So, all in all, wish Wave was faster but I think it was a success. Hopefully as people build up more knowledge they’ll discuss amongst themselves more. We will leave this wave going as people work their way through the rest of the slides (and I can help if necessary) and move to a new wave for the next session.
I’ll keep you posted about when that will be – and will put the slides up here soon!
Thanks to everyone who participated.