Lesson: Adaptive learning

Lesson: Adaptive learning

November 25, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Lesson – adaptive learning Moodle’s lesson activity enables teachers
to create content which can adapt to the learner’s responses
This is useful for decision making exercises, simulations, independent revision and subject
practice. Learners can choose their own path through the content. In this First aid lesson teaching CPR, the
course participant can first choose whether they wish to read text or watch a video. Then when they’ve taken in the information,
they are presented with some quick questions to check understanding. Let’s explore how this lesson is made: Our teacher adds a lesson by turning on the
editing, selecting Lesson from the activity chooser and giving it a name and description,
which can be displayed on the course page by ticking the box. Other settings can be expanded by clicking
the links. Appearance:
Show more displays all possible options. (Administrators can decide what displays by
default and what is accessed from the link) The help icons give more information about
each setting. A file useful during the Lesson can be uploaded in the Linked media section and will display
in a block on the desktop or a button on the Moodle app. A percentage progress bar, a menu, ie list
of pages can be displayed. The figure in the Maximum number of answers
defines the response options our teacher has for each lesson page – and can easily be
changed later. Availability: lessons can have a time limit
and password, but a time limit cannot be used if student are going to do the lesson offline, on the Moodle app. Flow control
Here we can let students review – but not repeat – the lesson; let them try questions
again and decide how often and what happens when they answer correctly. Other settings are similar to other activities
but it’s worth knowing that in Activity completion you can specify a minimum time
spent before the lesson is marked complete. Saving and displaying takes our teacher to
the Edit tab to decide what to add first. NOTE – it is helpful to plan your lesson
structure in advance so you know where you’re heading.
Existing questions can be imported in certain formats… A cluster is a group of question pages which
appear randomly to students. Find out more in the documentation
A content page contains information while a question page offers a type of question,
for example multiple choice. Let’s first look at the content page:
Lessons can contain text, images, videos and links. Once our teacher has added the content, it’s
important to make the connections – the”jumps” to subsequent pages. This is why it is really important to have
planned your lesson structure first so you know where you’re jumping to! This is the first page and here are the options
to ‘jump to’ We’ll leave them as they are for now as we haven’t made any other
pages, but when there are other pages, these will appear as names in the list of options. So our first jump will be to a video page and our second jump will be to a text page. We’ll leave them as they are for now. Saving the page displays its title, type (content)
jumps and actions – deleting, editing, duplicating, adding a new page etc. We’re seeing the collapsed tab. The expanded tab shows the same information
but in more detail. Most times you’ll be happy with the collapsed
tab. We need to add two pages, one with a video
and one with text. So we click Add a new page – Add content
page and add our video. In the jumps. let’s give the option of going back to read the text.. and also of testing yourself Then we need to click again, add a new page, add a content page and add our text page. Now let’s look at those jumps. Our lesson isn’t going to work until we
fix the path through the pages, so we return to the First page and go the jumps. Now the video page is visible as an option,
so we can link to it, and we can link to the text page as the second option.We need to repeat this for other pages. Finally, a question page will test the learner’s
understanding, so we click to add a question page and decide the type of question, perhaps
multiple choice? Answers can include links, media and images When the student gets the question correct,
we can – if desired – direct them to the end of the lesson.If the student gets the answer wrong we can if we want to make them remain on the same page until they get it right. Here’s the editing screen of the finished lesson: It’s important to check all the jumps are
correct, with named pages Don’t rely on ‘next’ or ‘previous’ page, even if you think your navigation is OK. What students see As our student navigates through the lesson,
remember we added a ‘time required’ completion condition to ensure she read or watched the
materials thoroughly. If she reaches the end of the lesson before
the required time, she won’t be allowed to complete it yet. Lesson has many other settings and features which we don’t have time for here. Again, the Moodle documentation can give you more information. To summarise: Lesson allows you to create a personalised experience for your learners.