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What is Scholariki?
Hi! If you're new to Scholariki, welcome! If you're just looking for some tips, skip to the "step by step" section.
As students and educators ourselves, we noticed a lot of frustrations on both sides. Students are frustrated with the delivery of course content, and educators are frustrated with student slack of engagement in course content. We started thinking, is there a better way to learn from our experiences as teachers, to talk about what does and doesn't work in a collaborative way without fear of judgement or scrutiny? That's when we launched Scholariki; a resource for educators to be built by educators. This is a safe space to learn about new technologies, to vent frustrations, to learn coping mechanisms, and to read about the experiences of others.
Step by step.
You'll find that Scholariki works much the same as any wiki. You can format your content using the regular "B" for Bold and "I" to italicise, but you'll also find more options under the "Advanced" tab in the text editor. Here, you can create headings, bullet points, numbered lists, line breaks, sub-texts, and, insert images, redirects and tables. We even have a section to add special characters! There is virtually no limit to how you can present the content you create.
- The first thing collaborators should do is check whether the content you wish to contribute already exists in the wiki. It's possible someone else has already added it! You can do this by searching keywords with the general search function, or by exploring the categories for post titles. You can even preview your post to see if it looks how you want it to before posting. You won't actually be able to do this until you add and validate your email, however, so make sure you do!
- To add a page, navigate to the category you feel the content belongs in. Sharing an experience or personal post? Head to the Journals section. Have some tips or resources to help better accommodate diversity in learning environments? Head to the Diversity section! There are may categories within these, so have a look around for the best place to add your content. Then, click, "add a new page" and get uploading!
- Editing a post works much the same way. We want Scholariki to be collaborative, so feel free to add something to existing posts! You'll find that we've blocked this function in the Journals section though, we know typos can be annoying, but we felt that it was just an etiquette thing.
- The final step is to encourage your peers and colleagues to join up and contribute too! We've set up a leaderboard so you can see exactly how much your contributions count. These update every week!
We hope you enjoy using Scholariki as much as we enjoyed creating it!