[CBT] A letter that gives students credit for contribution- will this help you?

Dia Bondi dbondi at mozilla.com
Mon Jun 10 08:48:28 PDT 2013


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On Jun 10, 2013, at 7:34 AM, Carla Casilli <carla at mozillafoundation.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I love the idea of contribution resulting in some form of credit. And I'd like to suggest that badges bridge this realm quite beautifully.
> 
> We've been heads down on Chicago Summer of Learning (launching June 17th-ish) so have not been able to participate in this discussion fully. But having badges act as conduits of information in precisely this manner is where they begin to assume the social currency that truly enlivens them. Does this seem reasonable to everyone on the list?
> 
> Of course this would require a bit more preparation and potentially a few calls to schools, orgs, etc to help them understand what this new thing is and how it works. If we can begin to use them in this way, we all help to build the ecosystem just a bit more. 
> 
> Would love to hear your thoughts on this suggestion and thanks!
> Carla
> 
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> Carla Casilli
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> Mozilla Foundation
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> 
> From: "Dia Bondi" <dbondi at mozilla.com>
> To: community-building at mozilla.org
> Cc: community-building at mozilla.org
> Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 7:15:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [CBT] A letter that gives students credit for contribution-        will this help you?
> 
> Thanks Brian. I left it open in case it mattered to the university which country was referenced.  Feel free to make it how you like it.  We can add it to the master Boswell posted.
> 
> 
> 
> Dia Bondi
> 707-480-2535
> Knowledge Sharing 
> Humane Communication 
> Community Steward 
> (sorry, using a tiny keyboard)
> 
>  
> 
> On Jun 9, 2013, at 3:18 PM, Brian King <bking at mozilla.com> wrote:
> 
> > Dia,
> > 
> > This is great, thanks. I'm wondering, would it make more sense to have Mozilla's address in the header beside the logo as opposed to (or as well as) our individual address in the body.
> > 
> > - Brian
> > 
> > On 5. 06. 13 21:00, Dia Bondi wrote:
> >> Hi Community Builders,
> >> 
> >> Last quarter a contributor came to the People Team enthusiastic and
> >> ready to jump in.  She found a meaningful project within our function
> >> and was off and running.  Not long after we onboarded her she asked if
> >> she could earn University units by having me document and vouch for her
> >> contribution of 90 hours in a 3 month period.  Problem was...there was
> >> so much language in the verification letter from her U, that I couldn't
> >> just say yes.  (works like, /internship/ and /work /etc- all no-no's
> >> from a legal perspective).
> >> 
> >> So, what did we do?  We got to YES by reaching directly into the
> >> University and co-creating a "contributor" letter that works for
> >> everyone.  And, lucky for us, that helped us create the attached
> >> document.  A boilerplate letter we can all use to engage student
> >> contributors and give them the opportunity to earn units for their
> >> volunteer hours in the Mozilla Project.
> >> 
> >> What does this mean to you and the project?  Connect with campuses in
> >> your area as a direct funnel for contributors and do it all in "compliance".
> >> 
> >> Hope this helps you in your getting to YES with student contributors who
> >> want to get those hours to count on campus.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> /*Dia Bondi
> >> *Head of Knowledge Cultivation
> >> Community Steward, People Team
> >> @diabondia      IRC: #thejudge
> >> 707-480-2535
> >> /
> >> 
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