Content and modules

dreeve-1587
dreeve-1587 Community Member Posts: 3
Hi.

Has anybody have some best practice suggestions to share with me.

I am reasonably new to Lectora and online learning. I am writing a course that has 11 learning modules. My question is, would it be better to make each module a stand alone title in Lectora and upload as single modules to my LMS or should I make each modula a chapter in a single Lectora title. I think the file will get wery large and maybe difficult to manage.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I have search the heart out of this on the internet in general with little success.

Thanks

Dean

Comments

  • tecocat
    tecocat Community Member Posts: 417 ✶ Headliner ✶
    If you don't need to tie the modules together for any "programming" reasons (like making something that happens in one module dependent on something that happened in another one), then you're better off keeping them separate. I used to like building multi-module e-courses (although never with anywhere near as many as 11 modules!), but, these days especially, user preference seems to be for things that at least appear shorter/smaller, so keeping the modules separate seems to make people feel better (even though I think it can take more time to take multiple modules when they're separate than when you can go from one to another without having to go out and find and load the next course).

    But 11 modules would be too many to bundle together anyway (for the reasons I already mentioned, plus the file size issue you brought up), so I think separate would definitely be the way to go in your case, for sure!

    (One more benefit to keeping them separate is that, were something to happen that caused the file to become corrupted, or otherwise screwed up, for some reason, better to have that happen to just one module and not the whole course!)

    Hope this helps!

    Laura (aka "Tecocat")

     

     
  • carlfink
    carlfink Community Member Posts: 1,102 ✭ Legend ✭
    Agreeing with everything Laura said. The other thing to consider his how your LMS handles it, and how your organization handles curriculum. That is, how easy is it to enforce a particular order using prerequisites (assuming that's desirable for this particular content)? If the 11 modules are partly or completely independent, having them separate offers flexibility--someone who needs to learn "How to field-disassemble the Mark 12 Widget" may not want to take 8 other modules to be allowed to see it, even though she doesn't need to learn , "How to requisition spare parts for the Mark 12 Widget" first.
  • dreeve-1587
    dreeve-1587 Community Member Posts: 3
    Thank you Laura

     

    Very helpful.

    Regards

    Dean
  • dreeve-1587
    dreeve-1587 Community Member Posts: 3
    Thanks Carl

     

    The course is being third party accredited and follows a pattern. Each module ends with a couple of quiz questions to be completed before the learner can move on to the next module. There is a final test at the end.

     

    Thanks again

    Regards

    Dean