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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.

By the way there are other slideshows and videos about CompendiumLD.

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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.

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


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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