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The publication guidelines outline what does and doesn’t get published on BCTF.ca. This approach is similar to how Teacher Magazine and other publications are edited. The goal is a better digital experience with content that is up to date, accessible and serves the needs of BCTF members.

BCTF.ca Scope

  • What can be published

  • What can't be published

Publishing Roles

  • Role: Website Editor

  • Role: Website Content Management

  • Role: Web Application Developer

  • Role: Governance Content and Documents

  • Role: Teaching Resource Uploading

  • Role: Content Uploading

  • Role: Subject Matter Experts

  • Role: Advisory Committees

Content Standards

  • 1. Put members first

  • 2. Be a stickler for organization

  • 3. Design for everyone

  • 4. Answers not documents

  • 5. Start simple

  • 6. Be consistent

  • 7. Keep promises

  • 8. Publish digitally

  • 9. Think three years into the future

  • 10. Integrate Aboriginal ways of knowing and being

Digital Design Standards

  • 1. Start with end user needs

  • 2. Understand the whole problem before creating solutions

  • 3. Do the hard work to make it easy to use

  • 4. Less is more

  • 5. Make things as accessible and inclusive as possible

  • 6. Collaborate widely, work transparently

  • 7. Design with data and research

  • 8. Work iteratively, improve frequently

  • 9. Build sustainably

  • 10. Use modular solutions

 

Digital Experience Standards

  • 1. News and Updates

  • 2. Events

  • 3. Teaching and Classroom Resources

  • 4. Issues and Advocacy

  • 5. Aboriginal Education Page

  • 6. BCTF Services

  • 7. Detailed Guides and Advice

  • 8. Publications, Briefs, and Governance Documents

  • 9. Shared Workspaces

  • 10. Website Navigation, Functionality, User Interface, Taxonomy

  • 11. Forms, Online Tools, Digital Products

  • 12. Tagging and titling

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