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USING SLACK TO ENABLE
INTERCOLLEGIATE COLLABORATION
IN THE MOODLE COMMUNITY
Charles Fulton (@mackensen)
WHAT'S CLAMP?
Association of small liberal arts colleges dedicated to
supporting Moodle environments at those institutions...
COLLABORATION IS HARD
Differences between you and your inter-institutional
colleagues:
1. Institution
2. Schedule
3. Tools
EXISTING TOOLS
Moodle forums
Redmine
Jabber/XMPP
Google Drive
Google Hangouts
Twitter
Google Hangouts means never knowing how to start a meeting.
4:06 PM - 10 Jun 2015
7 21
Jared Spool
@jmspool
Follow
INEFFIC...
WHAT'S SLACK?
"The prodigal child of IRC and Gmail, Slack is, primarily, a
group-messaging tool with a memory."
Scott Rose...
HOW DO I SLACK?
1. Create a team
2. Sign-in to Slack
3. ???
4. Profit!
WHAT CAN I DO IN SLACK?
ASK
ANSWER
Low barrier to entry
Conducive environment
.
FILTER
Organize discussions thematically
Participate at your discretion
REMEMBER
Find people
Find resources
Find out what's going on
WHY IS SLACK BETTER?
SPEED
SERENDIPITY
Slack killed standing meetings
CONTINUITY
"Since Slack does mobile and notifications right..."
Jeffrey Glusman, Don't provide this perk? You're doing it
...
EXTENSIBILITY
WHAT INTEGRATES WITH SLACK?
Google Drive and Hangouts
Dropbox
Twitter
RSS
plus a couple dozen more, with an API to boot...
IN CLOSING
"Above all, it's a considerate program: It does things the way
you’d want it to, often without your having to t...
LINKS
Jeffrey Glusman,
Scott Rosenberg,
Tim Urban,
Andrew Wilkinson,
Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project
Slack.com
D...
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CLAMP is an association of 30+ small liberal arts colleges dedicated to Moodle. We used Slack to improve our collaboration.

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Using Slack to Enable Intercollegiate Collaboration in the Moodle Community

  1. 1. USING SLACK TO ENABLE INTERCOLLEGIATE COLLABORATION IN THE MOODLE COMMUNITY Charles Fulton (@mackensen)
  2. 2. WHAT'S CLAMP? Association of small liberal arts colleges dedicated to supporting Moodle environments at those institutions Grew out of NITLE-organized camps and workshops and a Mellon grant Entirely self-funded and self-governed Hosts twice-yearly unconference-style "Hack/Doc Fests" http://www.clamp-it.org
  3. 3. COLLABORATION IS HARD Differences between you and your inter-institutional colleagues: 1. Institution 2. Schedule 3. Tools
  4. 4. EXISTING TOOLS Moodle forums Redmine Jabber/XMPP Google Drive Google Hangouts Twitter
  5. 5. Google Hangouts means never knowing how to start a meeting. 4:06 PM - 10 Jun 2015 7 21 Jared Spool @jmspool Follow INEFFICIENCIES The Google services require Google accounts; Google handles multiple identities poorly None of the tools provide strong persistent non-public group chat
  6. 6. WHAT'S SLACK? "The prodigal child of IRC and Gmail, Slack is, primarily, a group-messaging tool with a memory." Scott Rosenberg, Shut Down Your Office. You Now Work in Slack
  7. 7. HOW DO I SLACK? 1. Create a team 2. Sign-in to Slack 3. ??? 4. Profit!
  8. 8. WHAT CAN I DO IN SLACK?
  9. 9. ASK
  10. 10. ANSWER Low barrier to entry Conducive environment
  11. 11. .
  12. 12. FILTER Organize discussions thematically Participate at your discretion
  13. 13. REMEMBER Find people Find resources Find out what's going on
  14. 14. WHY IS SLACK BETTER?
  15. 15. SPEED
  16. 16. SERENDIPITY Slack killed standing meetings
  17. 17. CONTINUITY "Since Slack does mobile and notifications right..." Jeffrey Glusman, Don't provide this perk? You're doing it wrong!
  18. 18. EXTENSIBILITY
  19. 19. WHAT INTEGRATES WITH SLACK? Google Drive and Hangouts Dropbox Twitter RSS plus a couple dozen more, with an API to boot...
  20. 20. IN CLOSING "Above all, it's a considerate program: It does things the way you’d want it to, often without your having to tell it — and if you want it to do something differently, it almost always lets you." Scott Rosenberg, Shut Down Your Office. You Now Work in Slack
  21. 21. LINKS Jeffrey Glusman, Scott Rosenberg, Tim Urban, Andrew Wilkinson, Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project Slack.com Don't provide this perk? You're doing it wrong! Shut Down Your Office. You Now Work in Slack 11 Awkward Things About Email Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce

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