Recently, my team worked on different views for the learning labels system. In creating a label, there is a significant amount of data collected that can be viewed in different ways – introducing new uses for the technology. An advantage is to use a sophisticated user interface (already built), which includes a smart way to find and assign education, higher education, and training standards to tasks, activities, or experiences and get these views with no duplication of work. There are currently three views: label (default), map, and flashcards.
A learning label remains a standardized representation of learning expectations, useful for learners and learning practitioners in most situations. In no way are these new views meant to take anything from this clear, concise display. This previous post on the inspiration behind the learning labels provides a good argument for the value in uniformity with this display (view).
(I think) Skill Maps for learning tasks are particularly useful to a practitioner to verify the learning expectations. Simply navigate through each end point, what I argue is a good framework to verify the learning. Standards provide the basis, so make sure they are accurately represented. A strong attribute of the learning labels is functionality to represent one to many relationships between skills and related standards and methods. In a previous post, I give my argument for uses of Skill Maps.
The latest view is Skill Flashcards. The best use for flashcards is to prepare a leaner for an experience. The view has big objects (fonts), colorful (skill types), context and just enough information; the goal is memory cognition, so a learner is guided to apply skills properly in the experience. Might be useful for later reflection. This is different than a task sheet because of the conciseness and more importantly it is not referenced during the experience; let the learner be conscientious and in ‘the moment’ through the experience.
Each learning label gets a unique landing page with a unique URL. On the landing page, there are links to each of these views (and many other ways to get the views to your audience). In addition, it is possible to toggle between the different views by simply changing the URL. Give this a try. Go to http://www.skillslabel.com/Public/S/jdyatWCv/ and add ‘label’, ‘map’, or ‘flash’ to the end of the URL.
Finally, regardless of the views used, all the functionality of the learning system (such as grading, personal lesson plans, badging, etc.) remains useful. Use learning labels in curriculum, onboarding, or training programs. My team is willing to give a free consultation. If you are interested in partnering, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org