Do we have the right assumptions and guiding principles for developing a QA and review policy?

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A fair bit of research ties quality back to a healthy workplace. Without a healthy working environment how do people produce quality? I believe this discussion also needs to include the concept of a healthy workplace within a collaborative wiki environment.

Prawstho (talk)08:48, 5 May 2008

Hi Peter,

mmmm -- I like the concept of a "healthy" wiki environment. Over and above our community values and principles already stated -- have you given any thought to the characteristics of a healthy wiki environment?

What are the indicators of a healthy wiki environment? Would be interesting to see peoples thoughts on this.


Mackiwg (talk)09:35, 5 May 2008


I agree, it would be good to know what is a healthy wiki environment. particulary in the context of how it ties to people creating high quality OER content. What are the characteristics of a healthy wiki environment? One where the materials are of highest and exemplary quality. If the resources aren't exemplary and CC-BY-SA why would people reuse them? As an educator I seek out exemplary OER, otherwise I create them myself. To a certain dgree I would think the health of OER is measured by its reuse. If it isn't being reused, maybe it is a quality issue.

I think this question should be put out to the google group...


Prawstho (talk)03:03, 7 May 2008

Thanks Peter,

I now understand what you mean by a healthy wiki environment. Makes good sense to me.

I'll post something on the main list inviting people to comment -- Given the substantive nature of these discussions which will ultimately lead to the development of a consensus policy -- I think we should try and encourage members of the community list to post their thoughts in this forum, so we have a good record in one place dealing with the QA developments.

We can post regular updates on the main list with links to the specific questions.

What do you think?

Mackiwg (talk)05:06, 7 May 2008