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3: Re: Re: Branching features for LAMS V2.1
In response to 2 07/25/06 03:53 AM
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Yes, most people think about branching only in terms of directing users through different paths according to testing results. I really welcome the flexibility you are planning to add to the branching functionality in LAMS. Some of the ideas James suggests are very interesting, such as branching according to specific words used in a forum or according to whether the user is very "talkative" or not.

I would like to add one suggestion: branching according to which resources have been chosen by the users. Imagine a situation where the teacher wants groups to work on different topics and consult different types of resources and s/he allows individuals or groups to choose which topic they want to work on. There might be cases in which the types of activities that users can or should engage in might vary considerably according to the specific topic chosen to work on: different "topics" can sometimes be associated to different types of skills or competences for which different types of activities (or sequencings of activities)might be relevant or desirable.

I think it could be very useful if one could device different sub-sequences of activities according to a particular choice made by users at the beginning of the sequence.

Josep M.

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