Structured content at FLLCasts. Courses, CourseSections, Playlists, Tasks

The content consists of "Tutorials", "Materials", "Programs", "Playlists", "Courses", "CourseSections", "Tasks"

"Courses" and "CourseSections" structure the content and put the Tutorials and Programs and Materials in order. 

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  • 14 Nov 2018

Course Books (Courses)

Different Tutorials that are combined with Materials and Programs and are presented to students and teachers in a specific order all make up a course book. The course book gives us the order. Which tutorial is first. Should there be a specific program run on a robot after that. Which robot should be built by following a building instruction in the Material.

Think of Course Books as a book. A course book does not have a starting date where students gather to participate in the Course book. No. Students and teachers gather in a Group and they work with Tutorials, Materials and Course books. The Group of students and teachers could consume many course books in an year and they could decide which course book to follow today. When you enroll in the course book we just measure when did you first enroll and what is your progress in the course book. Not with whom you are participating, or who are the teachers and students in the course book. Course books, as books don't have teachers and students. They could be read by anyone.

Course Section

The CourseSection is a chapter in the course book. Think of a course section as one class, or one topic or any way in which the structure of the course book could be divided on smaller pieces. This is the CourseSection. A CourseBook for students could be divided on 14 different sections, suitable for each week of the term. Or it could be divided on topics that are not connected with school years and terms. 

Playlist

These are simpler than course books. These are just Tutorials in sequence. No Materials. No Programs. We discourage authors to use them.

Task

A Task is something that should be completed. The Tasks are the glue between the content on the online platform and the actual world. A Task could require you to "Build a robot" or to "Program a robot" or to find a solution to a specific problem that was discussed in a Tutorial. Some Tasks require you to submit a picture or text. In this way we know the Task was completed. Tasks could be reused. The task to "build a five minute bot" could be used in lesson 1 of a course book and in lesson 10. This means you have to complete the task in the first lesson and in the 10-th lesson. It's the same task, but it has a different context and could be completed many times.

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  1. Use FLLCasts Productively / Tutorials, Materials, Programs, Courses. What is the content at FLLCasts

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    2. Structured content at FLLCasts. Courses, CourseSections, Playlists, Tasks
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