Adding timing information to an activity

A feature in CompendiumLD will allow you to keep track of how much time an activity will take for teachers and learners

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Andrew Brasher
26 November 2008

See slides 3 - 6 in the "Doing more with with CompendiumLD" slide show.

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Gráinne Conole
12:36am 28 November 2008


Hi Andrew Everyone I have shown the idea of the timings for tasks think it's a great idea and a really useful addition to the tool. They also like the idea of being able to aggregate learning outcomes at different levels.

Rod Sims
5:18am 30 November 2008


There are some metrics that originated through Carnegie (I don't have the reference) which have been used by Capella University to estimate times ... for example, to prepare (read) for a discussion question, post a response and reply to other learners is estimated at x hours. I'll see if I can find the mertic - it may be useful.

Hazel Owen
1:34am 1 December 2008


One of the great things about adding the timing to the task is a suggestion of the amount of approximate 'effort' is indicated - giving learners a good idea if they are over- or under- participating, for example, in a discussion forum. Something that struck me, is that it would be a good idea to discuss this idea with participants (especially around factors such as familiarity with ICT, typing and literacy skills etc), and perhaps make the timing open to negotiation - learners are encouraged, when they have a good idea of the overview of a programme and the assignments/assessments etc, to suggest more or less time be given to a task or activity. Obviously, learning outcomes have to be achieved, but it would empower learners and could encourage discourse about participation, completion, effectiveness and success. Hazel :-)

Andrew Brasher
9:42am 5 December 2008


Hi Rod

If you could find the reference(s) please do let me know.

I would like to include links to this kind of information from within CompendiumLD.

Best wishes

Andrew

Gráinne Conole
11:56am 5 December 2008


Hi Hazel yes i agree that is a really good distinction - we are really interested in

how the tool can be used for both teacher and students.

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