Today I am working on mandatory training even though I am swamped with marking and course prep for next term. These days I am so focused on course design and gamification as I am developing a quest-based approach for the course I am taking next term. Because of this focus, I notice course design elements around me. What I noticed about this course is that they allowed us to choose our path through the course (somewhat) and showed completion through a status bar. The status bar is a nice touch. I wonder if we can do that inside Moodle.
In the opening the offered colour coded menu and indicated I could explore the modules in any order I wanted, but that I needed to do them all to complete the course. They then suggested a starting point.
I like this balance. Students that I visited yesterday seemed to like the idea of quest-based learning overall, but some wanted to be told what to do. Over the past day, I have been thinking that I should provide a suggested quest or required reading each week for students, but be clear that students can do them in any order they want.
PS: Like these modules, my activities will be interactive so students cannot fake completion.
These modules were nicely designed, but the embedding inside Moodle needs some improvement. I wish it was not embedded or was able to be viewed in another way. Overall, the training was a good review of previously attended sessions and the design was well done. The congratulations message was nice at the end, but I would have preferred to get some kind of proof of completion – I guess I will hold on to these screenshots.
I am thinking of developing some quest elements using this format … I will need to connect with Orville to find out more about how to set this up. My activities will be packaged in smaller micro-learning style segments. I wonder how well this technology would work with badging.
More quest-based learning – I like the transcript on the side and personalization. pic.twitter.com/HABFjxwXts
— Laura Killam (@NurseKillam) November 30, 2018