Community Annotated Collection
Collection description and purpose
The purpose of the Community Annotated Collection is to use the DLESE Community Review System (CRS) to:
The collection considers two sources of review information: first, community reviews gathered via the World Wide Web from educators and learners who have used the resource for teaching or learning, and second, specialist reviews by specialists selected by an Editorial Review Board. Collection review information, in aggregated form and with reviewers' identities removed, is posted on the Web. In addition to evaluating resources against the seven DLESE Reviewed Collection selection criteria, the collection gathers and disseminates teaching tips/ comments, and user's assessments of the resource's effectiveness in challenging teaching and learning situations.
3. Collection policy
The collection encourages and initiates reviews and comments about learning materials. This includes those DLESE resources that are designed for the classroom and actual learning situations like activities, case studies, courses, curriculums, field trips, lesson plans, modules, units, problem sets, projects, tutorials and books.
This review information about resources is then presented as different types of annotations within the collection:
For the quantitative and challenging audience information, it is easiest to look at actual data to understand the information collected. Please see the following;
4. Contact information
Please direct questions about the collection to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metadata is copyrighted 2003 Columbia University and 2007 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). DLESE may modify, reformat, and redistribute metadata to function within DLESE systems and services.
7. Resource quality assurance
The resources made accessible via this collection are access points into many different organizations who are responsible for the quality of the materials. The collection strives to be a high-quality collection based on its usefulness to educators and the selection methods described above under collection policy.
8. Metadata quality assurance
Metadata is generated by automated means after the vetting of community generated content. The the identifier of the resource being annotated is verified via queries to DLESE at the time the annotation is created. The remaining fields are either controlled vocabularies (i.e. 'pathway', type', 'status'), are assigned automatically using information from the resource being annotated or use the vetted community content that resides in a database.
9. Persistence plan for the collection
The collection is expected to exist indefinitely as long funding is available to maintain it. Because all resources reviewed and annotated by the collection are already in DLESE, no resources would be orphaned if the collection ceased operations.
Last updated: 2007-11-01