A taxonomy is a pre-determined classification that provides an unambiguous conceptual framework. The classification describes and separates mutually exclusive categories and subcategories of topics. Taxonomies help individuals and search engines find and retrieve information and content.
When you tag your content appropriately with the given taxonomy, it gets correctly classified. This helps anyone find your content using either the search tool or navigating to it manually.
DIKSHA supports five broad categories of tags or metadata:
Note: For details of metadata for each content unit, refer to the answer of the next question.
DIKSHA Metadata is a set of fields that must be entered by creators or content providers prior to submission of content for review. The metadata pronounces and gives detailed information about the content in DIKSHA.
The labels used for filling out metadata text boxes are self-explanatory. The fields marked with (*) are mandatory and others are optional. The following is metadata for different content types and their respective subtypes:
Note to teachers
Note to teacher
Currently, content providers cannot add their own taxonomy.
Currently, DIKSHA supports individual pages for organizations such as states and NGOs. To add an organization homepage:
Note: Home page serves as the entry point for any website.
In the context of DIKSHA, the framework is a string of vocabularies arranged to achieve a learning outcome. The focus of the framework is not the content within it, but the sequencing of the objectives or vocabulary such that it achieves the stated outcome. The framework helps the system recommend prerequisite, next or related content to the learner.
DIKSHA currently supports 4 frameworks based on the following framework types:
The frameworks supported are:
All content will be mapped to the vocabulary in this framework. If the same or related vocabulary are also present in other frameworks the content will appear there as well.
|Framework name||Taxonomy used||Level|
|Teacher Development Framework||Degree||1|
Taxonomy on DIKSHA comprises of three layers viz.- Vocabulary layer, Content Layer and Framework Layer. It is used by the system to arrange, suggest and search for content from its repository. Each content unit is associated with multiple tag words that are part of DIKSHA’s vocabulary. Each vocabulary word can be part of one or multiple frameworks. DIKSHA celebrates the diversity of frameworks that caters to different needs and encourages it’s co-existence through this model. This model has been designed to make the platform more user friendly by improving the search ability and discoverability through these layers.
Yes. States and content organisation administrators can create their own frameworks to tag their content. They can also tag their content to other frameworks as and when applicable. The system has the intelligence to associate the tags and link content to different frameworks, based on the vocabulary used to tag the content.
The easiest way to contribute is to ensure that all your content is tagged appropriately and is linked to the right framework and vocabulary.
Note: This feature is not currently available, but is planned.
Organization and State administrators are responsible for building relevant and contextualized frameworks
To create a framework on DIKSHA, you should have the design or layout of concepts and their purpose. In other words, you need to have a step by step layout of the vocabulary.
Listing out all the broad concepts that your content covers, helps you arrive at the vocabulary list. The vocabulary can include the concept and the tag words can cover the micro-concepts. For example;
Tags: Addition with carryover, 2 digit addition
Education caters to the beauty of diversity. Each learner has a different style, pace and purpose of learning, though the outcome is more or less aligned . Frameworks cater to these diverse needs. For example; a topic like longitude could be taught as part of Geography in one framework, but as part of Adventure in another framework.