1. Do you have any past experience in education, in gaming or in real life?
So I have worked for the HR department at Wal-Mart. Now the responsibility in doing so was pretty much simple. All we had to do was teach the basics from where it all started to where we were today. There was a question pamphlet that was set in front of applicants and they were responsible for answering the questions as the movie played. I went over the questions with them and gave correct answers.... etc....
Now with gaming, I was also part of the education team for my old clan. I was with them for almost five to six years. Three of which was with the education team. Now with clans honestly it's all about learning the way the clan developed and how its ran and then turning that information to the members.
2. What are your ideal qualities that a teacher or instructor should have?
Well... a Teacher needs to be able to understand information for starters. Now that isnt saying that they need to learn the information of the clan that is a whole different thing. But instead that means to be able to understand info coming in and going out. You have to speak with knowledge. But also have ears of a hawk to be able to retain information that could be developmental for the future expansion of a community. Listening. Learning. And Way Of Speech are all very important things that a valuable teacher need to have in my opinion.
3. What do you think some of the most effective ways of teaching are?
Well as I have kinda already said you have to know how to speak to people. One of the main things to do is become "friends" at the very least with your audience. Upon doing so you will get the respect for people to listen to the things that you have to say. You have to find a fun way to keep the attention of your audience such as a demo of a subject of some sorts. The packet idea I mentioned earlier at Wal-Mart is a perfect example of a hands on experience to keep a audience involved. Now a example I used in my previous community would be that I had everyone of my lower ranks have to have a goal. That said goal was the goal of the week. I would then at the end of the week check in with those people and ask how their goal was going. (There is more to this and I will discuss at the interview if I get one. I will define what I actually did.)
4. How can an Education Department be effective to a online gaming community like KSI?
Education is Key for something like a gaming community. You want to keep people interested in the community that way the further expansion happens and the name (KSI) is defined. So for that reason we have something simple such as an orientation into a squad. We have that so new members can learn the ropes and learn what we stand for. So all in all you would have to have a great Education Director to direct the other leaders. To then expand the knowledge across the platforms and members to pass knowledge and develop the community.
5. What is your prior leadership experience?
Well. I have been every rank up to a Director in a previous community. I was with them as I said since my beginning of gaming. Solid 4 years in clan ops and then broke off to do more web. Helped to develop forums and was more on education side of things towards the end and basically listened to music hosted meetings and talked to people.
6. Why do you think you'd be a good selection for this position?
My biggest passion is to do this. I love reaching out to new members and old. I love learning more about a community and helping others who have the passion to develop in a community. There is so many things that I would love to do and learn to do in KSI aspects. I want to help members that are interested just as I am to develop themselves in the
community. I know I'm new to this community but I have already strived to make a spot to the board and AAP team. I would really honestly love to learn this spot and take its responsibilities.
7. How long have you been in KSI, what is your highest achieved rank and what is your current rank?
As I just said I am new as of November. But I really dont want that to play a roll. I'm willing to learn everything that happened in years in just days. I will sit and listen to what needs to be done and accomplish doing it. After doing so it will always be the next goal for me. Right now I'm currently a 1st LT. I'm soon to move to a Captain. My next goal is to climb that ladder and then move to MAJ then GEN so on so forth. I will not stop until I reach the highest Rank i can.
8. Name two workshops that would most benefit the community and explain why you picked them.
Recruitment: It is important that all members that are looking to recruit understand how to do so. The idea is that upon having a successful recruiter you will have successful recruits. What that means is that the community will continue to grow and prosper .
FTLA: I have heard of this program. I feel like this would be beneficial for the development of future officers and officers alike. This program helped to teach future leaders how to do their responsibilities. Not only that but it also gave a space for leaders to bounce ideas off each other for future development of the community.
9. What responsibilities do you envision the Education Director having and what do you think I should be looking for in a Education Director? -I believe what you are looking for in a education director and what a education directors should be working towards is the following: Someone who passes on the KNOWLEDGE of the current leadership to the next generation. In order to empower them and give them the STRENGTH and ability to uphold the communities INTEGRITY.-