When you create your learning path, LeaP does not impose a limit on the number of learning objectives; however, best results are often achieved when a path contains 5-10 learning objectives. In general, 5 to 10 learning objectives, plus the associated content and questions, results in a learning path that is long enough to be instructional, but no so long as to be overwhelming to the learner.
Using learning objectives that apply to multiple chapters
In some cases, you may have a common set of learning objectives that apply to multiple chapters. If you include the same learning objective across multiple LeaP paths, it may result in an awkward learning experience since LeaP offers the same content and questions in each path for the same learning objective. The learner sees and is quizzed on the same information several times. Some alternatives to this scenario include:
- Create a single learning path for common objectives as an introductory module. Then, you can exclude that content from each chapter's learning path.
- Refine or split the learning objectives so that each path contains specific, but unique, sub-components of the original objectives.
Why can't I change the learning objectives in LeaP?
Learning objectives are the foundation of a LeaP path because they form the basis of what the student is expected to learn. Changing the learning objectives once the path has been created is inadvisable; even more so once the path has learned which content is most effective in teaching the fundamentals of a learning objective. If you change the learning objectives, it implies that a whole new learning path should also be created.
I need to pull the learning objectives from a course. What fields does LeaP look at?
LeaP accesses the Name and Description fields for learning objectives.
What information is in the CSV import file?
The TID (Topic ID) is a unique identifier for each row.
The ParentID allows you to build a hierarchy of folders for your learning objectives which is only visible in the wizard. The wizard helps you select learning objectives for a path. The Parent ID field is a foreign key to the TID field.
The Leaf value indicates the learning objectives in the file (as opposed to the rows that appear only to provide hierarchy for organizing your learning objectives). The LeaP wizard displays the rows where Leaf = Y as the learning objectives available to be included in the path.