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Content Chunking in E-learning

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Content Chunking in E-learning

  1. 1. Content Chunking in E-learning
  2. 2. What is content in the eLearning context?
  3. 3. Content in the context of an eLearning course is any material – text, audio, videos, images, etc. that can be used by instructional designers as raw material to design and develop an eLearning course. EN
  4. 4. Content Chunking and its Importance
  5. 5. Chunking is a method of presenting information by splitting information into small pieces or “chunks” to facilitate quick and easy reading and understanding.
  6. 6. Helps learners understand the subject matter easily Enables the use of different media to present the content Is useful when working with limited screen spaces of various devices Content Chunking
  7. 7. The Stepping Stone for Content Chunking – Content Comprehension
  8. 8. Content Comprehension is the key factor before chunking content. Five steps are involved in the content comprehension process. Let’s see
  9. 9. Step 1 - Gather all inputs  Gather all the material available, including inputs from stakeholders
  10. 10. Step 2 Analyze the content  Closely analyze and assess the inputs to ascertain what is relevant and useful
  11. 11. Step 3 - Set Broad Learning Objectives Setting learning objectives clearly mentions what learners are going to learn and what they will achieve on completion of the course.
  12. 12. Step 4 Research and Summarize  Researching the content and segregating them based on the Learning Objectives
  13. 13. Step 5 - Chalk out a Broad Course Map  A “broad course map” gives a big picture of the entire course and provides direction to chunk the course content.
  14. 14. How to Chunk Content?
  15. 15. Human brain has the capability to hold only limited information at a time. The Magic Number 7, plus or minus 2, describes that number of ideas, facts, or issues that an average individual can hold in his working memory is 7 ± 2. This is called the Rule of 7 ”“ - George Miller E x p e r i m e n t a l p s y c h o l o g i s t
  16. 16. Content chunking has to be done at two levels
  17. 17. Content chunking at the course level detailed course outline or hierarchy Develop a
  18. 18. Guidelines for Content chunking at the course level  Set learning objectives  Set enabling or subordinate objectives  Define the scope of the content  Decide which Instructional Strategy is to be used  Decide on the devices used to access the course  Adopt an evaluation methodology  Determine the duration of the course
  19. 19. Content chunking at the screen level will be the storyboard. The output of screen level content chunking
  20. 20. Guidelines for Content chunking at the screen level  One Learning Point on each screen  “Need-to-know” content on-screen  Reusable Learning Object (RLO)
  21. 21. Effective chunking is the key to effective course development.  Chunking is done at the course level and finally at the screen level.  Multiple media are used in an eLearning course.  Chunking is done keeping in mind the overall learning goals of the course.

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