Creating and linking my content page
In this section we consider options on where to start your content page, but more importantly how to link this to other content nodes. Linking is important because it will:
- help users find your content;
- promote collaborative editing and feedback for your content project; and
- encourage WikiEducators with similar interests to form networked communities.
Where do I start my page?
A wiki is a collection of web pages and the technology provides you with the ability to link your content page from any other page in the wiki. This provides authors with unlimited flexibility and makes the wiki an ideal environment for the collaborative development of all types of teaching materials. So you can start your content page anywhere in the wiki.
There are two approaches you can consider:
|Creating a subpage from your user page
(With this option you create a temporary draft area before moving the page into the main wiki area)
|Creating your content page in the main wiki
(This is the wiki way. It is quite acceptable to incorporate first drafts in the main wiki)
Creating your content page
The easiest way to create your content page is to decide on a descriptive title for your page and to insert the link from your user page. There are other methods to create new pages, but for brevity we don't cover them here.
- This method will create your new page in the main wiki, and is not a sub-page of your user page.
- This method will ensure that you do not loose your page before linking it to appropriate sections in the wiki.
- You can consult the tutorial on creating new pages for further information.
- If the page already exists in the wiki you will need to choose a slightly different name for your page. Do not delete the content of someone else's page!
Suggested introductory content
It is important to tell the community what your project is about and what you are planning to develop. The best time to do this is when creating the page.
- List the teaching objectives you specified in your planning sheet
- Using a bullet or numbered list, copy the draft structure you have designed for the resource on this page.
The subsections listed above may become separate sub-pages of your resource at a later stage of the development cycle, but this will provide vistors to your page with useful clues about the content you are planning.
To do list
- Screenshot example?
- Clear instructions on how to link the content development to the relevant content listings in WE.
- To add a new subsection covering COOL features for content authoring and how to use them:
|Work in progress, expect frequent changes. Help and feedback is welcome. See discussion page.|