I think that a great way to adapt for this would be to add options to the Glossary creation page. In the Course creation page, there are options for "Word for Teacher", "Word for Student", etc... Would it be possible to just add some options on the Create New Glossary page as follows:
- Word for "Concept" ______________
- Word for "Author" ______________
- Word for "Category" _____________
It would also be nice to have a "Add additional field" option, with the additional option of making it linkable...
In the meantime, one could use the Keywords for this situation. Take a history teacher as an example, in the Glossary Definition he/she writes something like this:
Please add new entries in the follwing format:
Definition=Brief description or summary of the event
Keywords=Date, Location, Participants
Concept=Invention of the Cotton Gin
Definition= The invention of the Cotton Gin made growing cotton profitabe blah blah blah
Keywords= 1792, Georgia, Eli Whitney
Since the Glossary Description is posted on top of the "New Entry" page, it would serve as a good guide to students while they are posting.