- Provide a network of support to organizers of remote workshops as we navigate the challenges of shifting our events into an online forum;
- Debrief successes and challenges of past events so that we can document lessons learned and pass our knowledge on to future events;
- Gain a clearer understanding of what works and what does not work with respect to virtual technologies, facilitation approaches and pedagogical methods;
- Learn from each other about how to create welcoming virtual spaces that reproduce the best elements of in-person events such as chance networking encounters, peer learning and group collaboration;
- Chart a course for retaining the best of what remote workshops have to offer as we transition back to in-person events.
What to expect:
Our community follows the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE) Community Participation Guidelines, and we invite anyone attending our remote meetings to review these guidelines in advance of our meetings. Our working group meetings are highly interactive: we often use this time to test facilitation approaches and technologies that we might use in a virtual setting. So far our sessions have focused on the hackweek model, although we welcome input from anyone involved in offering virtual educational or community-building activities.
Explore the hackweek toolkit here.