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Welcome to New England COMMIT Resource Hub!

You are invited to contribute to this Wiki to help us develop the New England COMMIT Resource Hub. The sidebar on the left can also help you jump directly to certain information.

One of our goals is to learn together how to organize everybody's resources so this information is useful and easily accessible.

We've found that this prototype Hub is already giving us interesting insight into everybody's work, expertise, resources, and interests -- including aspects we hadn't known before. We hope that it helps build and deepen the connections in our New England Community. (Special thanks to Carly, Chrissi, Geillan, Moshe, Viktoria, and Volker for collaborating in weekly meetings on developing and creating this resource.)

Invitation: Access, Permissions, Shared Guidelines

This platform is intentionally very open: Any member can edit any page on this Wiki. Let's work together to develop Shared Guidelines that respect individual decisions on personal pages while also curating and improving the site for the whole community.

List of Authors

To help everybody with ideas for how to set up a Wiki page, a number of people have created their own pages. Note that none of these people had any idea about Wikis before the summer. ;-) So we're fully confident that You Can Do This! Please go ahead, create an account, and edit this page to add your name to the list. If you need ideas on what to include, take a look at others' pages for ideas or check out our Bio Template. A dynamic list of people contributing to this Hub can be found under Category:People. There's also a Visual Directory of our active authors.

Member Authors

To add your name to the list, click "Edit" next to the heading "List of Authors" above. Then add your name to this list (it's currently sorted alphabetically by last name).

Notice that pages that don't exist yet are shown in red. Once you click on a red link, the page will be created and you can immediately fill it with content.

To help you connect with others and build community, browse our membership list: NE-COMMIT Members.

List of Current Content Areas

The following content areas are represented in this Wiki so far. You can access the most up-to-date list by viewing Category:ContentArea. More information on tagging your own content using Categories is found below under "Next Steps."

Choose "Edit" to see how we embed a visible Category link in a Wiki (start with "[:")

List of Current Pedagogical Categories

Also see the "root" Category page for Category:Pedagogy.

List of Current Resource Types

Also see the "root" Category page for Category:Resources.

IBL Resources

Collections of Materials

Teaching blogs

Getting Started: Create Your Own Page

You are invited to share and collaborate. Only registered members can view and edit these resources. These materials and pages are not indexed by search engines. We hope this will help us all feel comfortable adding resources (rough or polished).

  1. Please start by creating an account. Include your email address in your Profile so you can later reset your password, if needed.
  2. Then email your user name to Volker so he can give you "member" permissions (ideally from the email subscribed to the NE-COMMIT email list).
  3. Next, create a page for yourself and your materials. Organize it in whatever way you want to make your materials / resources / activities easily available.

Bio Template

Once you've added your name to the list, it will likely appear as a red link. Just click on your name to create your own page. With your own page, you can start small: e.g. just make a list of courses for which you have materials, maybe with URL pointers if you already have a version online somewhere. Provide contact information so people can ask you for more details.

You might include

  • a bio,
  • a brief note about the pedagogical context of your classroom,
  • a list of activities & materials for various courses,
  • licensing/sharing requirements (e.g. "open source" or "please do not share"),
  • possible ancillary materials, etc.
  • and anything else that might be helpful to others in NE-COMMIT.

To help you get started, you can also choose the following Bio Template.

Helping People Find Your Resources

Please annotate your resources with whatever fields or categories you think would be helpful for users to find and use your materials. More details on the use of Wiki "Categories" are below under "Next Steps."

Please add "[[Category:People]]" to the very bottom of your personal document, so your page will show up on the dynamic list of people contributing to this Wiki: see Category:People.

Here is a page with resources collected at previous NE-COMMIT-events. You can learn about upcoming events on our official web site.

Getting Help: FAQ, Email list, ...

Take a look at the FAQ. We all will continue to have questions about how to do certain things in this Wiki, and find ways to accomplish what we need. Please record your questions (and answers).

We also invite you to sign up for the "NE-COMMIT Hub" email list to ask questions and collaborate on shaping this resource so it's useful to the whole community.

Learn more about writing wikitext

A few quick-start notes for editing wikitext are in our FAQ. For further details, see the following.

Next steps: Organizing & Categorizing Content

We want to make it easy for somebody to find all resources related to, say, "Statistics." When a participant adds materials to their page related to Statistics, they should add a relevant Category label to their own document (i.e. add "[[Category:Statistics]]," typically at the end on your page, so it's easy to find and adjust. You can find additional examples inside Volker Ecke's document.

Categories can also be organized hierarchically. For example, we can organize materials via "Content" or "Pedagogy." Here is the root document for the "Pedagogy" category: Category:Pedagogy. It can include various flavors, such as "Team-based Learning," "POGIL," "Presentation-centered," "Group-centered" or whatever dimensions are helpful for the community to easily find particular types of materials. To establish "POGIL" as a subcategory of "Pedagogy" add [[Category:Pedagogy]] to the [[Category:POGIL]] page. So you create the leaves first and tell them about their parent.

To check what Categories exist right now, click on the word "Category" at the bottom of the page; you can also choose Special:Categories. That way you can also find out if the Category is called "Math for Liberal Arts" or "Mathematics for the Liberal Arts" or "MLA." If no appropriate Category exists yet, your action of adding a Category label to your document will automatically create it for all of us.

The list below was created by hand to give us a first overview over areas for which we have materials. Maintainers could check Special:Categories or Special:MostLinkedCategories every now and then to update and sort the list below by hand.

Question for Curators: Is there a way to automatically include (transclude?) this list dynamically?

List of Current Pedagogical Frameworks

Also see the "root" Category page for Category:Pedagogy.

List of Current Resource Types

Also see the "root" Category page for Category:Resources.

Curators: ToDo List

If you'd like to help curate and improve this Wiki here are some tasks on the list: Curators ToDo. Here's a page where we can eXrMnt: Experiments.