Purpose of this designation
- With so many modules now available from Qedoc, and so many authors, it is felt that various different systems for identifying possible quality of modules are needed, of which this is just one.
- Authors should feel encouraged and valued for their work.
- New authors can quickly identify some modules which are worth studying to get ideas for creating their own modules.
Criteria for recognition as a recommended author
- At least 5 modules published.
- Demonstration of technical ability in creation of modules - e.g. wide variety of question types used; ability to use media (including accurate permissions tagging); possibly ability to use data tables.
- Demonstration of educational ability - i.e. questions are generally designed in an educationally valuable fashion.
- Contributions are generally of value to a wide potential audience.
Authors who are recognized in this fashion will receive a template like this one. Typically it will be placed on their category page. It can be copied to a user page or individual module pages if desired.
||This author is a recommended author. This means that the quality and quantity of their contributions has earned them recognition from the Qedoc community.
What "recommendation" does not mean
- It does not mean that all this author's modules have been reviewed and checked in detail. There might still be some experimental or less good modules in their collection waiting for improvement. Usually authors get better over time - and their earliest modules are often not as good as later ones.
- It does not mean that this author is necessarily "better" than others. Some excellent authors unfortunately only contribute one or two modules. Other authors might be very good, but over-hasty or very specialised. And yet further authors may be good either at the technical or at the educational side, but not necessarily both (it's difficult to be good at both). So nobody should feel bad that they haven't been selected for recommendation (yet).