Quick Start

A Quick Start Guide to Creating a Learning Element Online

    1. Login at http://CGLearner.com – signing up is free. Create your profile.
    2. Take the ‘Create Learning Element’ tab and enter the general information about your Learning Element. Save it using the submit button before continuing work. This creates an “anchor” that allows other new information to the element to be saved.
    3. Take the ‘Focus’ link to describe the purposes of the Learning Element; also link to a learning standard and set copyright.
    1. Take the ‘Objectives’ tab and define the objectives of the Learning Element, selecting from Experiential Objectives, Conceptual Objectives, Analytical Objectives and Applied Objectives.
    2. Take the ‘Activities’ tab to create a sequence of learning activities, and classify each activity by the Knowledge Process involved:

Experiencing the known: activities that bring in the students’ own experiences and existing knowledge.
Experiencing the new: activities that immerse students in new experiences or information.
Conceptualising by naming: activities that get students to group and classify things, form concepts and define terms.
Conceptualising with theory: activities in which students tie concepts together into generalisations or map the interconnections between concepts.
Analysing functionally: activities which explore cause, effects, relationships and functions.
Analysing critically: activities which explore motives, purposes and interests.
Applying appropriately: activities which require application of knowledge to actual problems and real world situations.
Applying creatively: activities which require the transfer of knowledge to new situations and different contexts.

  1. Take the ‘Assessment’ tab to describe how learner outcomes will be assessed.
  2. Take the ‘Pathways’ tab to suggest follow-on lessons or Learning Elements.
  3. Publish your Learning Element to the web, or create a PDF which can be printed out.

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