The following are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) for becoming involved in a Content Development Project. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, please feel free to contact us by email: [email protected]
- 1 What do I need to do to get my group started using Physiopedia?
- 2 I'm not sure what type of project I should assign my group, how can I decide?
- 3 How can I track what my project participants are creating?
- 4 How can I protect what my students are creating?
- 5 So, the entire world can see what my project participants write - is that dangerous?
- 6 What format would our work have to be to be added to Physiopedia?
- 7 Can my project participants cite their contributions in a CV?
- 8 Is there a quality assurance loop ...or do we let the users do that via feedback?
- 9 Is full access to the site free and are there any other conditions that I should know about?
- 10 Is there a way for our organisation to get promoted for the work that they contribute?
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What do I need to do to get my group started using Physiopedia?
Once you have decided to use Physiopedia for your project please contact us by email: [email protected]
and we will discuss your needs and set you up your project for you. Then simply follow the step by step guide. We will be here to help if you need us!
I'm not sure what type of project I should assign my group, how can I decide?
There are probably more ways to use this wiki, or any wiki for that matter, than we can come up with on our own. You can find some ideas on the Content Development Projects page and see examples of previous projects on the Projects page.
How can I track what my project participants are creating?
First, we expect that you have given your group guidance as to what specific content or types of content they should develop. Each Physiopedia page has a History where you can view how various users have contributed. Additionally, you can flag pages your group are working on by using the Watch feature on each page. You can provide feedback to your group either privately, or publicly using the related Discussion page. You can also track individual user contributions by visiting their profile page and clicking on the user contributions link.
How can I protect what my students are creating?
We are unable to fully protect certain areas of Physiopedia to only be edited by certain groups of people. However if this issue is a concern then we can optionally take several steps when your teaching activity is underway:
• At the top of each page that you are working with we can add a comment stating that the page is currently part of a content development project and is not to be edited until the end date of the project which will be stated.
• Any unauthorised edits of these pages made during the activities can be removed.
So, the entire world can see what my project participants write - is that dangerous?
It is normal to feel apprehensive about setting your group off to do work in a public setting. However, this is an important professional development skill. As a project lead, you can see and edit what your project participants write, and nothing that is created on Physiopedia is anonymous. By contributing in a world-wide community, your group will be interacting with other professionals on a scope that was unimaginable several years ago! Explain to your group about wikis and the public nature of this site, and then sit back and watch them create fine content, develop important web skills, and interact with the world community of physiotherapists and physical therapists.
What format would our work have to be to be added to Physiopedia?
You can add text based contributions directly into Physiopedia with the simple editing tool. If this method does not suit you, we would be happy for your group to create content on, for example word documents, so that you can email them directly to us to add to the site.
Can my project participants cite their contributions in a CV?
Of course they can, we would love them to do so! Any contributions that they make to the site can be traced on their personal User Contributions page.
Is there a quality assurance loop ...or do we let the users do that via feedback?
As a wiki anything that people add can be edited by any registered user (approved by the Physiopedia admin team), this is what provides the quality assurance (and development) for the whole Physiopedia project. Our team of volunteer editors also monitor all the changes that are made in the site. We also have a Content Manager, Kim [email protected], who monitors the pages for content and ensures a high-quality output from our registered users.
Is full access to the site free and are there any other conditions that I should know about?
Yes full access to the site is free. Make sure that you read the terms of service before committing your group to work in Physiopedia to ensure that you are happy with how the site works.
Is there a way for our organisation to get promoted for the work that they contribute?
Yes of course, we love share the contributions that people make! If you are go ahead with a project we will provide your organisation with a free Partnership for the term of your project.
If you have any other questions or would like to develop a project, please contact: Kim [email protected].