User talk:Balqis Thaahaveettil

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Been to your page WikiEducator Community College/Workgroup1.12 - Read your need for mission and vision statements016:11, 16 June 2012
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Hello322:51, 29 April 2012
EduToolkit on WikiEducator112:38, 23 April 2012
OER PORTAL from Mumbai University112:36, 23 April 2012
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«no subject»

A request... visit my pages designed for MU OER PORTAL & give me feedback for improvement. Thanks & Best regards...Sujata

Dr Sujata Dhopte (talk)19:11, 19 August 2012

Been to your page WikiEducator Community College/Workgroup1.12 - Read your need for mission and vision statements

Why not use the guidelines in our page Talk:India/Alternative_Education_Board? Better still, why not join our initiative to transfer power of education to people?

Bkpsusmitaa (talk)16:11, 16 June 2012

WikiBuddy certification guidance week

Dear Balqis,

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

Warm regards

Anil Prasad (talk)03:04, 23 April 2012

 Dear Anil,
 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 

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)12:08, 23 April 2012

Dear Balqis,

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?
Warm regards
Anil Prasad 01:46, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Anil Prasad (talk)14:46, 23 April 2012

Hi Anil,

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

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)01:39, 24 April 2012

Hi 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.


Anil Prasad (talk)03:22, 24 April 2012
  Balqis ji 
              congratulation  for your good work  for which you are going to receive WikiBuddy  Badge soon  as stated above.


Harbns (talk)05:01, 24 April 2012

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  


Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:51, 24 April 2012

Heartiest Congrats for having become a WikiBudday! :-) Supten 12:21, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Supten (talk)01:21, 27 April 2012

Thank you for the nice words.I feel reinforced to contribute more on WE Your Wiki Neighbour Balqis

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)06:55, 27 April 2012

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)

Ravi limaye (talk)03:48, 26 February 2012

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

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:30, 26 February 2012

  Please see my comments regarding the correct translation of  OER  in malayalam on 

Thanks--PRAMOD KUMAR T.K. 05:12, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Pramodkumartk (talk)18:12, 25 March 2012

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.

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:33, 26 March 2012

EduToolkit on WikiEducator

Hi Blaqis,

You aseked about eduToolkit on WikiEducator. The first online course is underconstruction and called 'Cetrified Networked Teacher' [#CNT12].. please join as a supporter or contributer!

SwedInBalchik (talk)22:40, 30 March 2012

 Hello Jons,

I will join your online course as soon as possible as a contributer.Thanks for the reminder 



Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)12:38, 23 April 2012

OER PORTAL from Mumbai University

Dear Balquis

Do you have different types of FONTS. I need it urgently.

Regards Dr Sujata Dhopte

Dr Sujata Dhopte (talk)02:20, 31 March 2012

 Dear Sujata,
I'm really sorry to let you know that I saw your message just now.You can add font names as required like this (font face="Gooperblack").Instead of Gooper black you can use names of other fonts too.
Thanks Balqis

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)12:36, 23 April 2012

Helping with categories

Hi Balqis,

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.

The WE guidelines for categorization is still in draft mode. I suggest also studying wikipedia's guidelines for categorization, as this is a resource for our own work.

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.

Best, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)14:14, 25 February 2012

Hi Alison,

         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


Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:03, 26 February 2012

Hi Balqis,

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 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.


ASnieckus (talk)12:56, 26 February 2012

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 


Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)10:59, 27 February 2012

To use the HotCat gadget, visit your WikiEducator Preferences and under the Gadgets tab, make sure the HotCat gadget is enabled.

JimTittsler (talk)11:38, 27 February 2012

Hi Alison ,Thank you for the guidance again warm regards Balqis

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)08:10, 28 February 2012

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

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:07, 6 March 2012

Hi 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

ASnieckus (talk)16:22, 28 February 2012

 Hi 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



Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:29, 6 March 2012


Hi Balqis,

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

ASnieckus (talk)03:29, 8 January 2012

Hi 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

Warm regards

Your Wikineighbour,Balqis

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)08:24, 21 February 2012

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.

Cheers, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)10:49, 21 February 2012

 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 

Warm regards 


Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)11:39, 23 February 2012

«no subject»

Thanks for your interaction on the workshop page...I loved the graphics on your page...Sujata

Dr Sujata Dhopte (talk)02:47, 21 February 2012

 You are welcome Sujatha! I I'm pleased to see another Indian lady here :-) Let's hope to join hands for bringing better education to the whole world !

Your WikiNeighbour


Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)09:36, 21 February 2012

«no subject»


Congrats ,you have done wonders in your profile page. please coninue


Tuzhuvath (talk)03:43, 1 October 2011

Thank you Tuzhuvath for your appreciation .I will try to do much more in the coming days .Thanks again for your encouragement . Best Balqis

Balqis Thaahaveettil (talk)01:55, 2 October 2011