Following some thought about how best to design and present learning objectives and differentiated learning activities, I have put these two together. Layout 1 mimics the ideas in the previous post, putting the learning objective as an overarching aim for everybody with three levels of activity to support progression. Layout 2 builds on these principles, looking to apply an axis map between skills and understanding. The sole aim of the two layouts is to help learners orient themselves during the session. On this occasion the lesson is an INSET day for our new Frog learning platform. However, I am also trying to develop a method for designing and communicating learning objectives and activities for the ICT in Subjects project to be implemented September 2012.
The first was made in PPT and the second in Google Drawings. Any thoughts you have about these layouts, the approach they are built on or any research you have found insightful into this area would be great to hear about.
Update in light of comments and further thought:
The idea here is to cage the language in a way that helps the learner understand why they have done the activities listed to the right. Im not convinced yet. Maybe something like:
- I am able to use the basic functionality of the learning platform and understand how it can be used to host resources online and communicate with other users.
- I understand how workspaces provide an interactive platform to work with my pupils and can manage the social aspects of my profile.
- I am able to create learning resources and understand how these might help to structure access to content for learners.
Is putting Levels on the activities and the statements being too directed?