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Information architecture: how we got to content management in a hybrid learning environment

At first, we created and developed an information architecture (IA) as part of our educational content strategy on our WordPress website via its taxonomy (classification) functionality. Therefore, we use this functionality to categorize and tag our educational web posts. So our IA supports the functions of effective writing and aims to serve the needs of a pedagogical (teaching and educational methods) editing system.

Then we transitioned to the hybrid learning environment of Microsoft Education (EDU), where we took advantage of some key tools in Office 365, such as SharePoint and Teams, to create the IA. The result is McIntoshLinguistics.

What McIntoshLinguistics is

McIntoshLinguistics is an organization that houses a unique educational and grammatical editing model, which is itself a pedagogical model that is intended to be a purposive copy-editing system. This model underlies our IA, which is for writing, an editing system, and publishing solutions.

Microsoft EDU

We are proud to join the ranks of students and faculty of accredited academic institutions that have also been granted a Microsoft Qualified Educational User designation. Through this licenced-based subscription technology platform, McIntoshLinguistics offers users a secure experience designed for accessing our content library.

The McIntoshLinguistics organization on the Microsoft platform

But more importantly, we leverage the innovative academic tools available to use through the mandate of Microsoft EDU, which is to accelerate opportunities for learners, create successful hybrid learning environments and improve student outcomes.

The importance of education

Justification for our educational content

The education we provide aims to train intelligence, attitudes, and values.

Teaching material methodology

As students, understanding had to precede our learning, so as educators, we apply careful methodology to evaluate, develop and/or disseminate our teaching material.

Content management in a hybrid learning environment for writing, an editing system, and publishing solutions

 
 

Microsoft EDU Teams content classification in a hybrid learning environment for writing, an editing system, and publishing solutions

Our content management involves a classification system for the content itself as well as access to Microsoft Lists that will be provided via managed access/permission. The details of these aspects of how we manage our content are available in the Pedagogy, Corpus and Syllabus Teams class and/or its SharePoint site as well as other relevant SharePoint sites within the organization.

To view our featured Microsoft Teams classes and their descriptions, go to our Join McIntoshLinguistics page.