Workgroup:Learning design

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New work group established to discuss and implement and improve pedagogical features of WE

More content coming soon.

What we do

  • Steward the development and use of a growing family of pedagogical templates which provide structure to the page and visual interest for the learner
  • Carefully consider how template use can facilitate content reuse in multiple formats
  • Encourage the embedding of metadata in resources to promote indexing, reuse, and license clarity



Pedagogical Templates

(Comment.gif: I'm thinking we need to organize the pedagogical templates that are currently available and to provide organized instruction on the options for use of the more complicated ones, e.g., MCQ, embedded feedback. I suggest creating the page Help:Pedagogical Templates to organize this. I've started a resource list below. Other thoughts? --Alison Snieckus 22:12, 22 May 2009 (UTC))


Working Examples

WikiEducator includes a large number of pedagogical templates. The WikiEducator tutorial module Pedagogical Templates provides instruction for beginners on the use of these design elements. Some pedagogical elements, for example mulitple-choice questions, require more implementing a more complicated pedagogical template or set of templates. This section includes links to pages that provide examples of more complicated use of pedagogical templates. The templates are grouped according to...

Multiple-Choice Questions - One Correct Answer

Examples using Template:MCQ with Template:MC_Question and Template:MC_Answer embedded. User selects [expand] to view feedback for each choice (that is, correct/incorrect and additional info as needed).

Template:MCQ2 provides radio buttons for each option with a submit button. Submit results show green outline for correct and red outline for wrong. Number correct out of total displays at the end of questions.

True/False Questions

Examples use Template:MCQ with Template:MC_Question and Template:MC_Answer embedded.

Reflection with Expandable Feedback

Examples use Template:Reflection2.

  • Reflect on the results and compare with feedback.

Activity with Multiple Expandable Feedback

Examples use Template:Activity3 with Template:Feedback4 embedded.

  • Follow Along according to provided instructions, show instruction results after each instruction.

Free-Response Questions

Are there templates available that provide a text box in which users can respond and then compare their answer to one provided? This type of pedagogical element can be a valuable self-assessment tool for learners.

For example, the Wikieducator tutorial "Freedom as Concept" includes the following activity:

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Consider for example a handout used for a professional development workshop that is licensed under a free cultural works license and stored as a pdf document for download.
  • Using the four freedoms described above, would this handout meet the requirements of the freedoms specified in the free software definition?

Learners are encouraged to reflect on what they've learned, but may be unable to identify aspects of their learning that could be improved. This activity would benefit by having a textbox for learners to write an answer and then to "uncover" a provided response for comparison with what they wrote. This kind of self-assessment encourages learners to reflect on the various aspects of what they've learned and how well they can apply each aspect in a new situation.

Language Learning


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