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For Assignment 4 in LRNT527, I have created a course regarding overcoming analysis paralysis. If you’d like to jump straight into looking at what the problem was, how I designed it, and see the final resources the TL;DR version is here:

  1. Problem of Practice Video
  2. Design Note
  3. The Overcoming Analysis Paralysis Course
  4. Learner Guide

If you’d like to learn more about the final process beyond the prototype described in the Design Note, or to hear about problems, solutions and further thoughts on how the course might be improved, feel free to keep reading!

Creating a Course in H5P

I have finished the Overcoming Analysis Paralysis Course as well as I can given the time frame. If you are curious about why I did what I did, I created a short video using Genial.ly describing the Problem of Practice. In addition, I had previously completed a design note regarding the prototype during Assignment 3 which details some of my thoughts, as well as the issues encountered, as I created the prototype.

The course itself can be found at the same URL used for Assignment 3 (Joubert, 2021b); This is because there appeared to be no ability to export H5P content out of WordPress, which will serve as a problem in the future should this ever need to be recreated elsewhere, remixed, etc. For this reason, I decided to continue updating the existing resource.

With regard to the Learner Guide, I have created a PDF for a 5-page resource. While a 2-page document was requested, I believe that this resource allows for better chunking of the information. The first page is simply a title page (arguably not required), the next two pages being learner guides for using the course. The third page is intended as a resource for learners to use after completing the course, as noted on the page.

In addition to this, I have updated the Introduction section to include welcome information, contact info, as well as a bit more detail on the course itself, as requested in your feedback for Assignment 3. Finally, I noticed that the resource from the Iris Center (Reed, n.d.) noted reflection as being part of the resource. While I would like to have included this into the guide, I felt it was more appropriate to include this in a questionnaire that is included after the Knowledge Checks at the end of each Module. This questionnaire is also included at the end of the course itself for further reflection, and also serves to provide a feedback mechanism between learners and myself. This was partly built based on this Iris Center document, as well as literature involving overwhelm Likert scale-based questionnaires. This Likert scale questionnaire was noted in Assignment 3 as not possible using H5P exclusively, however, I was able to embed an iFrame displaying a Google Docs Form (Joubert, 2021a). Finally, I also formulated it based on the, “I Like, I Wish, What If”, model that we were presented with in LRNT524.

I think for a second revision, it would be great to put this into Moodle or similar in order to have a better experience since I feel the left-hand menu is a bit overwhelming to have all there at once. This is a function of H5P, but I wanted to learn what it is capable of and it is a rather robust tool. I also believe that, while the information is (overall) reasonably chunked, it could be further improved by using more visual content and/or slides/videos than what I have done. There was simply not enough time to do this given the amount of content I had to create.

Hopefully this helps explain some of the choices. I’d love to hear any thoughts, concerns, ideas, feedback on the design, especially with regard to chunking. It was a massive amount of content to research, create, and I’m happy with how it’s turned out.

References

Joubert, J.-P. (2021). Overcoming Analysis Paralysis Course Questionnaire. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JD3_D2DlXz8jaR4o6wCMfDomiX46OPGHkZxT8SClzeA

Joubert, J.-P. (2021). The Overcoming Analysis Paralysis Course. https://malat-webspace.royalroads.ca/rru0157/the-overcoming-analysis-paralysis-course/

Reed, D. (n.d.). Professional development facilitator’s guide template. Iris Center. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/pdf_pd_sample_activities/template/00_facilitators_guide_template.pdf

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