Defining Quality

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Peter, Nadia

I think that we have the principles for the development of our QA and review process well defined and we will see to it that we have adhered to the principles. Its our QA measure <smile>.

In addition to the thoughts expressed here, I think WE should also have a mechanism for some kind of optional peer review. This can be enabled with technologies like [Revisions]. Therefore -- without the need of locking down pages -- users can opt for the latest peer reviewed version or the latest unreviewed edits. Some course will use this feature, others wont. I suspect that we might consider materials of different "levels" or phases in the QA system, for example:

  1. Draft phase - single author. Does not want QA feedback, so no templates like "needs citation" are placed on the page.
  2. Draft phase - collaborative authors. Does not want evaluative feedback, so no templates like "needs citation" are placed on the page
  3. 2nd draft phase - Opening up the resource for community QA input and feedback which then gives "permission" for all sorts of QA related templates to be inserted on the pages.
  4. Optional nomination for featured resource and featured reuse and corresponding community processes which take a decision on this
  5. Peer reviewed content -- where some trusted group expresses a value judgment.

This will need a lot of work, thinking and refinements -- but gives some idea of a typology within our QA and review thinking.

Mackiwg (talk)11:55, 31 May 2008