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Writing concise and informative descriptive information is the most important step in sharing your resource. Other users will review the title, abstract, and description to decide if they want to use your resource, so it is essential to communicate what the resource is and how you used it. Also, remember that QUBES resources are often displayed in a card or list format that only display their title and abstract; you will want to put effort into writing unique descriptive information. You should be able to pull from your implementation plan and teaching notes to complete the majority of these fields. 

Review the best practices for writing titles, abstracts, and descriptions below. You can choose to review more information and examples for each field or skip to Authorship

Best Practices Checklist

Use the checklist below to review your Title, Abstract, and Description. 

Resource Title

More information about titles

  • Title includes no author names
  • Title is not an exact copy of the original (including the original is acceptable)
  • Title is not an exact copy of another adaptation of the resource
  • Title includes a distinguishing feature about the adaptation

Resource Abstract

More information about abstracts

  • Abstract adheres to a strict 255 character limit including spaces (about one or two sentences)
  • Abstract describes material in this adaptation
  • Abstract provides distinct information from the title
  • Abstract highlights a key feature

Resource Description

More information about descriptions

The description guidelines are divided into three parts, but you do not need to adhere to this template. The goal is that the following information is included somewhere in your description. To complete these following sections, refer to your Implementation plan which will have this information stored for you already. You may be able to copy over much of the information with a little bit of editing. 

The Resource Description will already be populated by information from the original resource that you are adapting. This likely includes a very basic overview and learning outcomes. You will want to review this information to assess what needs to be modified to align with your adaptation. There will also be some general Project EDDIE text that should remain somewhere in the description. It will look like the italicized blurb below:

"Project EDDIE Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration) is a community effort aimed at developing teaching resources and instructors that address quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts using open inquiry of publicly available data. Project EDDIE modules are designed with an A-B-C structure to make them flexible and adaptable to a range of student levels and course structures."

Description

  • Components of original material are described
  • Modified material is described
  • New material is described
  • Topic of the material is noted
  • URLs noted as "Descriptive Information" are included
  • Material format is noted
  • Explicit information about how material was modified is omitted

Context for Use

  • Instructional setting is described
  • Material audience is described
  • Activity length is described
  • Other relevant materials and resources are noted, if applicable

Instructor Notes

  • Learning environment is described
  • Implementation notes are included
  • Considerations for use are included, if applicable
  • This commonly gets submitted as a Microsoft Word document (best if the file name of that document includes something like 'Instructor Notes'). If you do upload, it would be helpful to acknowledge that in the Description section here. 

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