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Step 6: Identify the learning design features

Depending on the size of your design, you may want to include a range of features, as outlined in Part A: Discrete features of a learning design. Here are some examples of features that could be included in an online learning resource:

Complete the areas below you wish to include in your final learning design.
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Feature Description
Context The setting for the learning resource, eg a simulated workplace, a metaphor or a theme.
Guidelines Instructions, steps or guidance for the learner about how to work through the learning resource
Goal The task/s which the learning resource is based around or which a learner can complete. This could be a problem to be solved, a scenario or a case study, for example.
Activities Sub-tasks a learner can complete in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to complete the larger task/s.
Learning supports Resources that learners can access to assist them in completing tasks, eg content, background information, resources, links, references.
Glossary List of terms and definitions related to the learning resource.
Mapping (if applicable) If the learning resource covers part or all of more than one unit of competency, or is based on a task rather than a unit, the relationship between them should be clearly explained to the learner and/or teacher.
Practical application A link between the tasks/s in the learning resource and the workplace that can assist the learner in transitioning or applying the skills in a realistic setting. This may also be used as evidence towards assessment.
Collaboration tool Topics and/or methods for learners to interact and share ideas.
Assessment Tool to assist teachers or assessors in determining a learner’s competence or, alternatively, readiness for more formal assessment of competence, depending on the scope of the learning resource.

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Not all of these features will be used in every design. Select the appropriate features you want to include, whilst considering the learning design type you have chosen, the content and the target audience.