Template:OERNZ Metadata

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This is a template designed for New Zealand OER Metadata (OERNZ Metadata) and will automatically populate the categories defined in the template for both community wide metadata and New Zealand specific metadata. It is intended for use by New Zealand educators. Other countries that intend to generate specific categories and subcategories for national initiatives should create country specific templates like this one which will simultaneously categorise under community wide categories and country specific categories.


Almost all fields are optional. The fields Date, License and Contributors are filled in automatically.


| align =

| description=

| country=

| subject=

| topic =

| primary curricular area=

| related curricular area 1=

| related curricular area 2=

| related curricular area 3=

| type=

| audience =

| sector =

| sub-sector =

| level =

| complexity =

| learning hours =

| creator =

| source =

| license =

| tag1 =

| tag2 =

| tag3 =



can be left, right, or center. defaults to center.


short description of the content.


Can be anything but may be useful to consider these categories:

  • Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Study of Society and Environment
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Arts
  • Languages
  • Technology

Will default to the category Needs Categorisation if left empty.


The specific topic that the resource deals with; ie. Subject could be Mathematics, Topic: Algebra


Can be anything but may be useful to consider these categories of popular types of resources:

  • Tutorial
  • Handout
  • Workshop
  • Study guide
  • Textbook
  • Handbook
  • Toolkit
  • Research paper
  • etc.


Choose one of the following

  • School
  • Higher Education
  • TVET (Technical and vocational education and training)
  • community education
  • professional development


Choose one of the following:

  • pre primary
  • primary
  • secondary
  • undergraduate
  • postgraduate


Can be anything but may be useful to consider one of the following as the primary intended audience

  • pupil
  • student
  • teacher
  • lecturer
  • trainer
  • parent/carer
  • administrator
  • community member.


learning hours

the notional or intended time that a learner is supposed to spend on the resource, eg 1.5 hours


recommended options are: easy, intermediate and difficult


Creator is typically the original author(s). You can list more than one creator. This is particularly useful when remixing free content from other sources (for example other CC-BY or CC-BY-SA content) and you have a legal requirement to attribute the original authors. Please see source below.

Some educators like to have their names listed as the original contributors while others have no particular preference in this regard. The wiki does keep track of all contributions which is the technical mechanism for attribution.


Defaults to CC-By-SA. Otherwise enter CC-BY, or PD (for Public Domain) as these licenses are also accepted in WikiEducator.


A reference to a resource from which the present resource is derived. You would typically enter the url with a piped link. For example [http://cnx.org/content/m14687 WikiEducator: Memoirs, Myths, Misrepresentations and the Magic] which would display as WikiEducator: Memoirs, Myths, Misrepresentations and the Magic


A keyword or tag to describe your resource. Up to 3 tags may be added.