Working through the structured dashboard to create learning pathways, I thought of creating a 'pure, unstructured dashboard'. Some basic reasons why:
- Sometimes there are long drags. Moving an item to a related cluster of elements is one way to shorten them.
- Sometimes a section includes a few items (like two or three syllabus or jobs), so there is wasted space.
- Saving a sort order and items as a dashboard is advantageous. Use dashboards to create smaller subsets and make them dynamic through time.
- Setup dashboards for usage on smartphone and mobile devices. Create dashboards on larger screens, then access them and make quick assignments on a mobile.
Practitioners use either the structured or pure dashboard. Simply check a button to work with the pure dashboard. Both dashboards are fully functional: toggle between tiles, labels, and credentials and drag elements onto projects, syllabus, jobs or users to make assignments. With the pure dashboard, remove and place elements into different places and then save the results.
Setup a dashboard for:
- Project or lesson plan.
- Course or group of courses.
- Certification path.
- Personalized lesson track.
- Training module.
- Required learning for a job or jobs.
The dashboard is ideal for larger screens because its width expands to the size of the screen. Typically, building elements and working with learning pathways is accomplished on a desktop screen.
But the dashboard also works on mobile and smartphone screens, so is ideal to work with already established dashboards.
A teacher or professor might reflect on a classroom or online experience and respond by making quick assignments on a smartphone. Or similarly a practitioner does the same during or after a team meeting. Or a job poster changes required learning with new requirements.
Creating learning pathways is part of the patent pending learning labels system to manage and track skills.