Massidea.org Rating System Part Deux
I have written a couple of articles regarding implementing a more sophisticated article rating system on Massidea.org. Funnily enough, I stumbled upon a very similar looking rating system on Wikipedia.org. My idea is to take Wikipedia’s example and use it on Massidea.org as well.
What is the insight
This article is a follow-up to the articles I’ve written in the past. The purpose is, as before, to develop Massidea.org’s rating system from a simple thumbs up/thumbs down to a more sophisticated, interactive and informative system. Without me even knowing a more established and more well-known site is already using a very similar article feedback/assessment feature to my original “C.A.R.S” suggestion.
Why the insight is important and valuable
Wikipedia states that it developed the article feedback feature to support one of their five priorities defined in their strategic plan. These priorities are: “Focusing on Quality Content, Encouraging Innovation, Increasing Participation, Steadily Growing Readership and Stabilising Infrastructure”. All of which could be easily seen as potential goals for Massidea.org. This type of article feedback feature would increase participation, especially the quality of it and potentially improve the amount of quality content since a more sophisticated rating system would surely encourage content producers to focus more on the quality of their articles. It would allow Massidea.org users to give and receive more defined feedback.
Massidea.org is marketed as a pedagogic innovation, implementing this type of feature would bring the service closer to being one since it would allow teachers and other potential reviewers with a more defined assessment tool which would also be consistent with other reviews.
In addition to previously mentioned priorities, this type of feedback feature would also help to develop Massidea.org’s Hall-of-Fame. Hall-of-Fame could use the statistics provided by the feedback feature to showcase articles in categories that would correspond the variables in the feedback feature. This way, the Hall-of-Fame would be more interactive and encouraging for users to be featured in it. In addition the good quality articles would gain more visibility, hence providing the often mentioned added value for the user.
Modified 2011-06-08 08:38:24
Your idea/solution in one sentence: Develop Massidea.org Article Feedback Feature