User talk:Balqis Thaahaveettil
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Been to your page WikiEducator Community College/Workgroup1.12 - Read your need for mission and vision statements
Warm welcome to WikiBuddy certification guidance week. As an initial step you may like to read the community guidelines for WikiBuddy certification. You are almost near the WikiBuddy certification. Please practice the revert feature on your user page as given at http://wikieducator.org/Wikieducator_tutorial/Collaborative_Editing/Reverting
First of all let me thank you for setting up this WikiBuddy guidance weekk .It really benefits users like me who wish to learn and reach higher levels .I have practised the revert feature on my user page after reading your advice . (I have done this many times but never tried to add the "rv" in the edit summary !!!!!! ).I'm sooo happy to hear that I'm near my Wikibuddy Certification.This gives new buddies real reinforcement . Hope to learn more from you
Thank you again in tonnes for guiding me here
Your Wiki Neighbour
Thank you for your kind words! You are one of the very active members in our WE Community. Would you like to add your photo in the Infobox_personal on your user page?
Anil Prasad 01:46, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
I would like to add my photo only if it will not be used by others on the internet .Can I add it under copy right license ? You may be knowing about the recent advices that Kerala IT Cell has given about uploading photos online as there is widespread misuse ! So if it is compulsory ,I will send you to add it under this license. I'm thrilled to hear your encouraging words .We new comers learn from you all seniors more and more each time on Wiki Educator Thanks again Balqis
Uploading one's photo on open web can never be a compulsory item :) You have attained the required level of wiki skills and made content contributions and WE community service necessary for a WikiBuddy certification. You will receive the WikiBuddy badge soon.
Balqis ji congratulation for your good work for which you are going to receive WikiBuddy Badge soon as stated above. regards
Hi Anil ,
I am excited to know this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am indebted to you for conducting this event on Wiki Buddy guidance week .This really helped me to get to know what I had to do systematically to attain each level.Your guidance is the key factor here.
Thanks in tonnes and tonnes again :)
Your humble student and Wiki Neighbour
Heartiest Congrats for having become a WikiBudday! :-) Supten 12:21, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I like the passion you have for Open source and knowledge exchange on various platforms wikieducator and wiziq . Best wishes for all your assignments --Ravi limaye 14:48, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Ravi for your appreciation.You are really much enthusiastic to share on WE .I liked your way of active participation on WE . Best Regards Balqis Thaahaveettil
Please see my comments regarding the correct translation of OER in malayalam on http://wikieducator.org/UNESCO_OER_logo_translations#Suggestions_and_comments.
Thanks--PRAMOD KUMAR T.K. 05:12, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
Hello Pramod Kumar ,
I just saw your message!.I request you that it would be better if you could check the Hindi and French translations .Above all The Government of Kerala has accepted this meaning for "Open " and is widely used here in this state officially .The term "Mukt" of Hindi translation too coincides with "Swathanthra" as in "Open and Free" .Hope you would provide the details of the term "anaawrutha" too.
Do you have different types of FONTS. I need it urgently.
Regards Dr Sujata Dhopte
When I first joined the categories workgroup, and when I first started to edit/create resources on WE, I spent a lot of time studying policies and procedures for how to do things. I studied policies and procedures available on WE, but also on wikipedia and wikiversity (as well as other wikis).
When working in categories, it is useful to understand how categories work. I've been working to improve the WE Help:Category page. This may be a good first page for study.
Another aspect less related to categories, but useful in understanding the possibilities in structuring our wiki pages is to study guidelines related to style. For example
Hope these help. Let me know your thoughts on ideas for how to proceed with the category work.
I'm so grateful to you for your support .So the first thing I have to do is to learn about these categories from the link pages here .Can I know one more thing please ? Is it necessary to link any content page we create on WE to its parent page on WE by adding the category link like this Category:Mathematics on that page ? For example ,If I made a learning material related to Applied Psychology /Educational Psychology ,can I link that page to the category page on Educational Psychology which comes under both Teacher education Page and the OERu page for General and Applied Psychology ? Is it advisable or necessary ?Could you clear my doubt regarding this ?
Thanks in advance
Yes the way categories work is to add one or more categories to a page and then that page is added to the categories listing. How to structure the categories so that useful resources can be found by browsing categories is the main challenge of the categories workgroup.
But note that in your question you used the idea of parent page...that is more related to the idea of subpages. We don't often use the term "parent categories". Rather one category is a subcategory of another....and the structure can become quite complex, although there is always an expanding flow in the downward direction. The following image from wikipedia demonstrates this trend.
As to your question about how to categorize a particular resource page, if you create a single-page resource in educational psychology, it should be categorized in Category:Educational Psychology. For a multi-page resource, I would suggest creating a category specific to the resource and then categorizing that category into the more general category. The OERu Gen and App Psychology is not yet a category. I would recommend that all pages related to this effort be put into a category specific to the effort, which would then be categorized into the applicable field-related categories.
I see that WE has both Category:Teacher Education and Category:Educational_Psychology. I would think that the second should be a subcategory of the first, as ed psych is a core component of most teach education curriculums. If you agree then go ahead and try your hand at making that link. Use the hotcat gadget (displayed at the bottom of your page), or add the code [[Category:Teacher Education]] directly to the Category:Educational Psychology page...at the very bottom, which will then display "Teacher Education" in the categories listing at the bottom of the page.
Hope this helps. With a little study and practice, I trust you will get the hang of it.
Hi Alison , Thanks a lot for your quick support and appreciate your timely guidance :-) Now I feel like getting a grip on the elusive topic ! I will start categorizing work from my own pages which would be an easy practice lesson before entering the main pages . Yes,Educational Psychology is a subcategory of Teacher Education like other sub categories namely Educational Technology ,Educational Sociology ,Educational Philosophy etc.I agree with your ideas here .I have now added the code[[Category:Teacher Education to the bottom of these pages .Could you please check them here and here to see if I have done it properly . I couldn't find the hot cat gadget :(.However the other code worked well. Hope that I didn't mess up things
Thanks in tons again for your support and encouragement
Hi Alison ,Thank you for the guidance again warm regards Balqis
Hi Jim ,
Thanks a lot for your guidance to the HotCat gadget page and letting me know how to change my preferences !This was a great piece of advice . It was just now that I noticed that you were answering my doubts along with Alison.It's a pleasant surprise to be guided by the geek Guru on WE.I'm glad to be guided here by you all .
Thanks you again Balqis
Your additions of category codes for the two pages you included above are correct. Well done. The only thing I would like to clarify is that the codes do not need to be separated by a lot of space from the content of the page. I think I may have miscommunicated when I said that the category code should be "at the very bottom". What I meant by that is that the convention is to put the category code(s) last, after all other content and page code. I revised the two pages to take out the additional space. You can check the edit versions and see what I mean by placing the category code last (but without the extra space).
Well done. Hope you have the hotcat working (thanks, Jim).
Talk again soon, Alison
I'm happy and excited to know that you approved what I did with the HotCat gadget ! I checked the spaces from the revised pages and understood my mistakes as I was confused about the term bottom even thought there is no need for space
Thank you for the support
Congrats on receiving the January UPE award. I've enjoyed reading your page...very inspiring. Your work on WikiEducator is very much appreciated.
All the best to you in 2012.
Your wikineighbour, Alison
First of all ,let me thank you for congratulating me!I'm so happy to hear it from you because you were the one who certified me at first on WE, I have been learning about wikieducator and it's features .Sorry that I was too late to reply you.It was today that I saw this message .Thanks again
It's never too late to reply to a congrats:) I saw your other response...I look forward to working together on categories. I've been doing some cleaning up of categories as I have time. The work is coming along, but there is still very much to do.
Hi Alison ,
I'm really glad that you replied too quickly . Could you please help me by telling me where to start with to get to know about Categories .I deeply appreciate your support in raising me to higher levels of expertise since l joined WE
Thanks for your interaction on the workshop page...I loved the graphics on your page...Sujata
Congrats ,you have done wonders in your profile page. please coninue