Learning Labels Collections 2021

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 692 Views

Introduced Learning Labels Collections as a way for learners and workers to manage their learning tasks (represented as learning labels) and monitor their skill achievements (represented as Skill Emblems). The concept is to put learners in control of their workflow.

One way this is accomplished is by letting learners create non-structured collections by simply providing a title and color. They get to choose both. Then, they start tasking their workflow to the collections.

There is also a skills menu, which shows the learning labels (tasks) according to the skills represented on them. This menu is where learners access Skills Emblems - responsive graphics representing queued and completed work on a skill by skill basis. 

I argue a Skills Emblem is more effective than typical badges in two ways. First, the data represented on the emblem automatically tabulates the skills data. Through time, a learner accumulates a single set of Skills Emblems for each skill in their skill set. Second, the use of the medium of skills and skill quantifiers directly links to job requirements. And like badges, a Skills Emblem as a graphic is portable.

As with the four Learning Label admin apps, I updated the Learning Labels Collection Android app to make the user interface quicker and deeper. There is now a user friendly log where a learner or worker monitors the workflow within the app. There are less requests, so fewer delays.

With this app, I changed the layout and user interface in two ways: make tasking of labels to collections drag and drop; and access to Skills Emblem right from a skills menu. Both are significant additions and make the interface far more intuitive. 

The app is downloadable from Google Play for free. There is a sample data set to see how the app works.