How it Works?
How do the Rebooting Applications Work?
Technology is invisible
Targeting multiple audiences
Communities of Practice
The “Rebooting” project extends beyond the development of applications targeting heritage learners of the Greek language, by including the development of digital platforms targeting Greek language teachers. These digital platforms facilitate the emergence of communities of practice among educators, where experiences, resources, and learning material will be shared and support will be provided to all the members of the community. The overall aim is to continuously promote best practices and advances in pedagogy and content for teaching the Greek language.
Main Principles of the Instructional Design
High Production Value assets and resources
Targeting multiple audiences
Learning analytics and student modeling
The learning material for the platform is organized according large thematic entities, called modules. A module constitutes the core, organizing element for the entire learning platform that exists independently, but in hierarchical relationships with other modules within the learning space of the instructional software. Each module has a specific internal structure, which consists of smaller learning entities called nodes. The nodes are connected to each other in a tree-like formation with arcs, which denote hierarchical relationships between nodes. For each module, there is a variety of initial nodes, but always one terminal node, also referred to as the end node of the module.
The structural schema then has the following major characteristics:
- Each module has an end node, which corresponds to the complex target learning task that is the object of that specific module and it is related to its thematic identity. It appears on top of the hierarchy.
- A top-down approach is followed when creating a module hierarchy. The initial point of analysis is the complex task. All the other subtasks or sub goals derive naturally from these.
- A bottom up approach is followed by the learner when they navigate the hierarchy. The learners begin at the initial nodes at the bottom of the hierarchy and, as they complete prerequisite nodes, they gain access to nodes further up the hierarchy.
- When learners first access a module hierarchy, only the initial nodes are unlocked and accessible to them. The nodes unlock as the learners complete the prerequisite nodes. The algorithmic rule that determines how the learners progress in the hierarchy is that a node becomes unlocked when all its prerequisite nodes are completed.
- When an end node is completed, the whole module is considered complete and the learner may proceed to other modules. The algorithmic rule that determines how the learners progress in the hierarchy of modules is identical to the one governing progression in the hierarchy of nodes.