Welcome to WikiEducator! It's great to benefit from your experience over at other Wikis.
I see that you're busy with some very interesting thinking about the pedagogy around free content. I notice from your User page links that you have a particular interest in the technologies that support this pedagogies.
I'm very interested in the work your are doing in mapping the grades and ontologies of different countries together. This is very important for us at WikiEducator because we are thinking about appropriate ways to map the "metadata" of content developed in WikiEducator (and other educational wikis) for the different education systems across the world.
I'd be keen to hear your thoughts on how best to achieve this in the wiki environment. Do you think there is a smart way to tag this info on levels in a info box like template? The reason I'm asking is that I want to find a good workable solution for users to enter metadata on a page concerning their content - but to have some kind of "intelligence" that would take into account national differences in the labels used to donate different levels in the curriculum.
Chat to you soon. --Mackiwg 22:48, 30 June 2007 (CEST)
- For "pedagogy around free content" you might want to read . I'm not actually trying to map the grades (or ontologies) of different countries together. I was actually just ignoring any differences. I know best the German school system so I have a bias towards using it as the context. I do not think this is a significant problem as all the ideas can easily be transferred to other school systems. A problem is that my concept for mentoring assumes that a school has access to pupils from grades 5 to grade 13, which is, of course, not generally the case. --Fasten 11:48, 1 July 2007 (CEST)
- The first approach that comes to mind is to set up independent projects to document national curricula and adequate categories (not necessarily wiki categories) to categorize content within a national curriculum. An international curriculum project could then specify how these were to be mapped into the international curriculum and could extend the international curriculum to form a superset. Another approach could be to start with a well-defined international curriculum (e.g. the IB Diploma Programme) and to categorize from that perspective. In the first case a tag for a national curriculum could pull in the tag for the international curriculum as soon as one was defined. It would probably be useful to be able to apply multiple labels to content that was useful for more than one level or that was categorized very differently in different curricula. --Fasten 11:48, 1 July 2007 (CEST)