Designing for Adaptive Learning
Top tips for designing for adaptive learning
- Anticipate incorrect responses or misconceptions
- Determine how to steer people in the right direction should those incorrect responses or misconceptions arise
- Use every opportunity for learning (this means that if you have multiple choice questions, for example, you should ensure the incorrect choices are legitimate misconceptions that you can help steer students away from should they choose those options)
- Approach it like a face-to-face conversation
You may have already started the design phase when getting started with Adaptive Learning. Use the Addressing a misunderstood concept template to help identify misconceptions in your content and how you might respond to those.
Building a User Flow
The next step after determining which concepts you will address and which questions you will ask is to produce a flowchart of the screens that will make up your lesson. This shows how a user will be directed through your lesson.
Example: User Flow diagram - an example of the user navigation flow for a simple mathematics lesson.
Storyboarding your screens
Flesh out each of the screens from your lesson flow into a storyboard that details the content on those screens and what other pathways students may be sent on depending on actions taken on that screen. Below you will find a set of templates and examples to help you with this part of the process.
- Storyboard Template: Microsoft PowerPoint - from the BEST Network. This one contains several layout options available under "New Slide", specifically designed for building Smart Sparrow lessons.
- Storyboard Template: Microsoft Word - a template for planning your lesson's visual layout, built using Microsoft Word
- Storyboard Example: Microsoft Word - a completed example of the Template above for a simple maths lesson
- Storyboard Template: Microsoft PowerPoint - an alternative template for planning your lesson's visual layout, built using Microsoft PowerPoint. Template provided by Smart Sparrow.
- Storyboard Example: Microsoft PowerPoint - a completed example of the Template above for a simple maths lesson
Additional Templates and Examples
You will find an example Lesson Flow and Storyboard at the Templates and Examples page.