Ticket #423 (new story)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Search in trusted communities

Reported by: laszlo Owned by: anonymous
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Note: Quality of the materials in the repository is the main problem of teachers. Calibrate will be a free and accessible system, for this reason it is unavoidable to somebody put bad quality materials to the system. Counting dowloads, voting to materials are good things, but not perfect solution of the quality problem. A good solution would be to follow the Linux development philosophy: Anybody can work on free softwares, but some people collect the tested and working things, and make distributions. Toolbox should support similar model. Some teacher could create a community (ex.: community of Math teachers), and collect good materials. When an other teacher (ex: an other Math teacher) searches a material, he/she could choose the "truseted groups" for searching, and in this case, the search engine searches only in the materials of this groups, or serch in all material, but the materials from this grups are the top of the list.

Story: A math teacher searches a good quality math material in the system. He has 3 favorit communities, and he is trust the materials, which are collected by these. When he start the search, he add the trusted communities to his favorites list, and start searching. He find a good quality material.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by laszlo

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

Since no-one commented on this, I guess there aren't strong objections. And I think this is something we all agree on - social recommendation system. When a user sees that group X is doing quality stuff, then somehow flagging this group as "trusted" could be useful. Of course, this can be the same thing as "joining" the group.

We could possibly give more value to items that are created by people from the same groups as the current user. This way the groups will work as implicit trusted communities. But of course, this is still way in the future - we first need to get the basic features to work.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by laszlo

What have you written is only one part of the thing. You have told about the materials what is created by a group. But in my idea, the people in the group only collecting the good quality, and usefull materials. If the teacher add this group to his search as "trusted group", the search system will put the materials - which are in the group - with higher priority to the list. For example. Some math teacher create the "math teachers" group. They cannot create materials, but use the Toolbox to search materials for their lessions. If one of them found a good material, he/she add it to the group collection. For this reason, the group collection will contains materials, which are usefull, and the math teachers are used succesfully (good quality materials). When an other math teacher searches a good material for his/her lession, he/she flag the "math teachers" group as "trusted group", and the search system will put the materials from the "math teachers" group to the top of the list.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by hans

I think we should NOT have a concept of trusted group visible in the user interface. One checkbox less is always better.

The idea that materials created or collected by my group members will get higher ranking in search results is good and should be added to #428.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by tarmo

OK, this idea of a "group collection" is a new one and should be thought about. I don't see why groups should not have collections. Comments, Hans or Teemu?

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by hans

OK, I did not understand that the group will have shared collection(s). This is a good idea -- group will have group collection(s) just as they have a blog now.

But we should not make any difference between authoring groups and collecting groups and trusted groups. Each group can author, each group can collect, if you are a member, then you trust.

comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by laszlo

OK, I think I understand with Hans.

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by laszlo

understand <-> agree :) sorry

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