KNILT Category Tags

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Why do we need Category tags?

KNILT uses the Category function of Mediawiki to index its mini-courses. With each mini-course including a set of Category tags (themes) in its front page, KNILT shows its full list of mini-courses based on the thematic areas: See Special:Categories. The user can search a category keyword to find the related mini-courses.

How to add Category tags?

  1. Select Category tags appropriate for your mini-course. See the list below (What Category tags should I use?);
  2. Open your mini-course front page, click Edit, scroll to the bottom of this page;
  3. Add each selected tag by copying and pasting it inside [[]]. For example, the mini-course Facilitating Effective Online Discourse included three Category tags, as shown in the screenshot below.
  4. Save your page, and you will see the Categories you've added on the tool panel (e.g. under Page Tools and More...) of your page .


Add Category tags

You only need to add category tags to your mini-course frontpage (intro page), not the pages of the different units/lessons.

What Category tags can I use?

You can select from the following list or create a new category when needed using [[Category: new tag]]


Tags for learning contexts

Choose one or more from below to describe your target learner/participant.

Category: Early learning

Category: Elementary grades

Category: Middle school

Category: High school

Category: K-12

Category: College education

Category: Teacher learning

Category: Teacher collaboration

Category: Health education

Category: Workplace learning

Category: Learning at home

Category: Informal learning

Tags for learning areas

Choose one or more from below to describe the curriculum areas that your mini-course addresses.


Category: STEM education

Category: Mathematics education

Category: Physics education

Category: Biology education

Category: Chemistry education

Category: Geography education

Category: Science education

Category: Computer science education

Category: Foreign/second language

Category: Reading, writing and literacy

Category: Social studies and history

Category: Geography education

Category: Music and art education

Category: Physical/health education

Category: Social/emotional learning

Category:Special education/Special needs

Category: Medical education

Category: Financial literacy

Category: Civic literacy

Category: Character education

Category: Mental health

Category: Career readiness

Category: Service Learning

Category: Place-based Education

Category: Engineering education

Category: Creativity



Tags for technology focus

Select to use the relevant tags:


Category: Online/ blended learning

Category: Games and simulations

Category: Computer-supported collaborative learning

Category: Virtual environments

Category: Learning management systems

Category: Interactive classroom technology

Category: Digital learning and media literacy

Category: Educational resources

Category: Maker space

Category: Learning space

Category: Smart Learning environment

Category: Visualization

Category: Learning analytics


Tags for new pedagogical approaches

Select to use the relevant tags

Category: Problem- and project-based learning

Category: Collaborative learning

Category: Exploratory learning

Category: Co-teaching

Category: Learning community

Category: Teaching for understanding

Category: Higher-order thinking

Category: Competency-Based Education

Category: Learner-centered classroom

Category: Flipped classroom

Category: Experiential learning

Category: Effective teaching and learning

Category: Self-regulation and metacognition

Category: Individualized/differentiated teaching

Category: Culturally responsive teaching

Category: Safe and positive classroom

Category: Data-informed learning and teaching

Category: Case-based learning

Category: Thematic Instruction

Category: Dialogic teaching

Category: Special education/Special needs

Category: Inter-/cross-disciplinary learning

Category: Classroom environment

Category: Home-school relationship/Parental Involvement

Category: Thinking training

Category: Cognitive apprenticeship

Category: Equity and diversity

Category: Data science

Category: Brain-based education

Category: Learning science

Category: Experiential learning

Category: Education during COVID-19 and beyond


Tags for new assessment methods

Select to use the relevant tags.

Category: Formative assessment

Category: Authentic assessment

Category: Data-driven assessment

Category: Self assessment(reflection)/peer assessment

Category: Assessment Methods/Tools

Category: Learning feedback