User talk:LydiaJones

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Refworks Folder Box300:10, 9 June 2011
Featured Article222:42, 31 May 2011
Did something...417:54, 26 May 2011
Teaching and Learning Links016:27, 4 May 2011
Making Your Pages More Specific 220:32, 8 April 2011

Refworks Folder Box

Hi Lydia,

I made this template called Template:Refworks_Folder_Box and it basically does the same thing as the box you made with the addition of just adding the link so it changes with the folder/topic.

See it in action:

If you noticed, I put a little note on the biblio section about the resource packages. The only thing missing are the Refworks instructions that I'm hoping to make soon.

Let me know if this is okay.

Also what do you think about whittling down the biblio to a random selection of 3 items now that we can put in the Refworks folder.


Riacale23:30, 7 June 2011


Awesome! The template is great.

I've got some instructions for searching Refworks here: [[1]]. I can add specific instructions for viewing and searching within a topical folder. As soon as I get the approval of the content from Jan and Kele, I'll move the Resource Room page to the main space.

I think the UBC eLinks in the RefWorks folders won't get users to the ERIC digest entries (these are the cases in which I've included Permalinks in the typed bibliography instead of UBC eLinks). Maybe we keep the full bibliography with associated links for all of the "Classic" packages, but only include a sampling of 3 plus your template on all the other topics. What do you think?

Thank you!


LydiaJones17:26, 8 June 2011

That's great! I won't have to make those instructions then.

Regarding the "Classic" Packages vs. the "Others", it sounds like a plan. Do you have the folders linked on those pages already? If so, then I'll just go ahead and change them tomorrow.


- Z

Riacale22:22, 8 June 2011

Cool! I did through "Lecture Notes" today. I'm not sure where folders are already linked. I'll take a look tomorrow.

LydiaJones00:10, 9 June 2011

Featured Article

Hi Lydia,

I've added a blurb about T&L Portal to the Featured Article space on the homepage of the wiki. Can you let me know if the blurb works for you or if you would like me to change it? I'm cross posting this message on Zack's talk page as well.


Will - WikiAdministrator22:00, 31 May 2011

Looks great! Thanks!


LydiaJones22:03, 31 May 2011

Did something...

Lydia! I just did something that will make our lives easier!

I've changed the project box template so that we don't need to add the category teaching and learning all the time.

The projectbox template will automatically do it when we add it.

Riacale22:48, 19 May 2011

Nevermind. I got too excited but it had issues. Blargh! Back to the old way.

Riacale23:04, 19 May 2011

Too bad! That sounded great ;).

LydiaJones21:28, 20 May 2011

Actually, now it automatically does it again! Try it out.

Riacale21:23, 25 May 2011


LydiaJones17:54, 26 May 2011

Teaching and Learning Links

Thanks for changing the category for the teaching and learning centres. Great idea!

- Z

Riacale16:27, 4 May 2011

Making Your Pages More Specific

Hi Lydia,

Thanks for using the UBC Wiki - I've talked with Zack briefly about the CTLT resource project and it sounds like a great use of the wiki. As part of the Wiki Gardening Project, we're trying to organize the wiki and I wanted to make some suggestions about your recently created pages.

First, I think it would be useful if you could give them more specific titles. For example, your new page Lecture Notes is very vague and could apply to a lot of topics (is it a page about lecture notes for a class, is it about the topic of lecture notes itself, is is someone's personal lecture notes, etc). As a random wiki user who might want to contribute to that page, I'm not sure what info I should or could add to it. You can make it easier for users through a more specific title (something like "Using Lecture Notes in Teaching and Learning").

Another good idea would be to have an intro sentence or paragraph that explains the page (something like "Lecture notes can be useful tool in teaching and learning. This page lists resources tools, and a bibliography for learning more about this topic" ). That way, a user understands the purpose of the page.

Finally, it would be worthwhile to create a project home page which could be used to list and explain the topic. Then each page that is related in the topic could related back to that project home page. You might check out EconHelp or MathHelp as good examples of how this organizational model could work.

Please let me know if that makes sense or if I could provide further info or answer any questions.


-Will, WikiAdministrator18:58, 8 April 2011

Hi Will,

Thanks for the advice! Zack and I are meeting next week to work on a home page/portal. In the mean time, I'll make the recommended changes.



LydiaJones19:55, 8 April 2011

Thanks, please let me know if I can help out at all (unfortunately, I won't be in the office next week, though).


-Will, WikiAdministrator20:32, 8 April 2011