Structure, Look and Feel
Well it seems that we are not getting any more additions to the list, so it is time to start the discussion about the Wiki's structure (if we have missed a topic, it will be easy enough to add it later).
Just as a note - I would like to keep the "look" the same through out all the pages - maybe we need to set up a page template?
Whilst content is king I would like our pages to to be visually (and aurally?) interesting, without becoming garish.
Looking forward to your comments. --Sandy Causer (aka Wakalena) 00:38, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Good point about keeping the pages consistent and not garish, but still rich in media content.
Do any of you have a relatively current Review of the Literature on our topic? Who are the recognized experts in the field?
Is Malcolm Knowles still relevant?
What is a good starting place to read about current practices and trends in Adult Education?
CALIFORNIA ADULT LITERACY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CALPDP) http://www.calpro-online.org/pubs.asp
"The last [section OF THE CALPDP] contains the complete, archived database of the former ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, which closed its doors in December 2003. You may search this database and download or print these publications."
I do not have access to university proprietary databases.
Is something like this helpful to our project? Helping Adult Education Students Reach Their Goals
It would be helpful to me to know the keywords/buzzwords/jargon specific to adult education, in order to perform online searches for resources.
Are there government agencies publishing free resources?
I found a free government resource at http://www.free.ed.gov/ Link to ED.gov Home Page U.S. Department of Education, which has am Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) National Activities Initiative. I will post this link to the resources page, and ou can evaluate it, if it is good enough, or delete it if it is not appropriate to this project.
Great idea for a project. Thought I'd leave some suggestions planning your resource, including the need for a consistent look and feel,
There was some work awhile back to encourage the creation of plans for learning design and content design. I implemented the concept when I began work on an OpenOffice Calc tutorial; see the box at the bottom of the page, which includes links to learning design and content design subpages. After having thought through many of the aspects of what I wanted to created, the actual creation of the content, I believe, has been much more straightforward and I can leave and come back to the effort knowing I have a built-in refresher.
As to your specific desire to have a consistent look to the pages, my suggestion is to create a style guide for your project. My Calc 3 tutorial content design page includes a link to a style guide useful for a software-related resource. Also there are a number of WE-wide style proposals currently under discussion. You might find a few of these useful for your purposes.
Rob's suggestion to create a navigator (his reference to tutorial 11) is also a key feature in content design.
Definitely design is a key aspect to creating usable content.