Grain size of learning designs

Learning designs are intended to provide a framework for the design of large-scale systems. However, in the interests of application and reusability, it is important to develop a design basis that supports appropriate size segments for development into discrete learning objects. The Table below outlines how a qualification can be segmented into learning components.

Toolboxes are typically developed at a level of a qualification comprising multiple competencies. Competencies are themselves defined in terms of discrete elements. The development of learning designs at the competency level appears to provide the best opportunities for sharing and reuse of the resources as learning objects. A learning object is understood to be:

A digital entity designed to support a particular learning experience, that can be repurposed for use in another setting, and which forms an IMS content package. A self-contained sequence of learning and be discoverable, interoperable, editable and reusable.

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Toolbox learning components

Qualification Competency 1 Element 1 Activity 1 Part 1
Part 2
Activity 2 Part 1
Part 2
Element 2 Activity 1 Part 1
Part 2
Activity 2 Part 1
Part 2
Competency 2 Element 1 Activity 1
Activity 2
Element 2 Activity 1
Activity 2
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