Keywords are important when creating modules because they dramatically affect how people will find the learning module.
Keywords are used to automatically add modules to categories in the Qedoc Quiz Wiki or to generate new categories. Categorisation of modules is keyword-driven.
How NOT to use keywords
- Keywords don't improve your chances of scoring on Google! Really not. If you're trying to optimize the appeal of your module for Google, write a long description instead - see how to describe a module. Let's say this again for absolute clarity: keyword-spamming is a no-no; descriptions do the same thing much more effectively and honestly.
- Keyword-spamming fouls up the Qedoc category system big time. Keywords should only be things which are likely to be the names of categories in an educational directory. This is because all keywords are turned into categories.
- Keyword-spamming annoys our reviewing team, who almost always delete them.
How to use keywords
Think of useful categories for your module that aren't included in the other classification fields. The module will be classified by educational level and subject anyway, but probably more than this is needed.
Include things like:
- specialist area within a subject (e.g. English --> literature, medicine --> cardiology, languages --> Italian, physics --> mechanics)
- second subjects - i.e. where a module crosses between subject areas, add in the second subject. A module on "History of Science" needs "history" added as a keyword if the main subject is given as "science", or vice versa.
- country - if a module covers a subject in relation to a particular country, give the country. Likewise: regions, cities, continents, time periods.
- the names of existing categories at Qedoc which you think are right for your module.