Effective Activities: Content Best Practices
It is important to create Activities with the right content presented in the right way. Learners learn best when they are challenged, but too much challenge can affect learning. For instance, learning is negatively impacted when learners are afraid of making mistakes or looking silly.
In OttoLearn, there is no penalty for not knowing, as the system will automatically provide more practice (in the form of Activities) for identified knowledge gaps. Scaffolding can also help to bridge these gaps by moving learners through the material gradually, from least to most complex. Although learners may drop in mastery, the focus is on guidance and coaching through feedback — not passing or failing.
When creating your Activities, we recommend adhering to the following content best practices:
- Include job-related situations
- Present similar content in Activities and Knowledge Cards
- Be tough (but fair)