Hi folks I have put some aquatic insect resources online in WE and I'm considering a new one.
The idea is an aquatic invertebrate key...point and click with lots of photographs. All traditional identification keys essentially work the same way...paired questions that walk you through the identification process. But imbedded in this process, and ignored in a paper key, there is some binary logic. Each insect either has or has not got each of several characteristics. I think my first draft will be similar to the traditional, time honored key. But....I think that I can make the process more efficient by building some mug shot pages. The idea will be to have panels of 4 images and have users click on the best match. Most people can tell if they have a snail, an insect, a worm, or an arachnid. My thinking is that 4 pictorial choices could rapidly take a person through the process and reduce some frustration for beginners. Also built into all organism classifications we have nested groups. Several species within each genus; some genera within each family.....etc. I wonder if I need to build that into file structure? Or would that be better handled using Wiki categories and sub categories? Any thoughts or suggestions before I begin? Cheers Declan -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "WikiEducator" group. To visit wikieducator: http://www.wikieducator.org To visit the discussion forum: http://groups.google.com/group/wikieducator To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to wikieducator+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "WikiEducator" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to wikieducator+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.