The Creating a Content Map quest chronicles the relevance of developing content maps to ensure heightened productivity and time management.
Take a few moments to consider the process of developing a lesson, general content, or course in the online forum. As with any project, a general outline of procedures, processes, and approach to the execution of the project should be discussed and determined. Why is it essential to have a specific process? How does the integration of standardized procedures assist with continuity, quality, and schedule?
Through the course of the Create skill, participants will complete a series of activities that focus on a specific topic. The concept could be something simple like “how to bake a cake” or something more complex, like “factoring quadratics.” Just be certain to isolate a topic to use throughout the exercises.
Strategies and resources for Creating a Content Map “How to Create Content Maps for Planning Your Website’s Content” explains Content Mapping and tools that can be used to successfully plan a project.
For visual learners, utilizing Bubbl.us might assist with the construction of a content map. For more linear learners, a simple outline may suffice, and those collaborating as a group might prefer to incorporate Google docs in the mapping process.
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Creating a Content Map for the chosen topic that illustrates a variety of concepts and over planning.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
Upon selecting a topic, determining learning objectives, considering the general focus of the project, and isolating a basic timeline, one must then formulate a detailed Content Map.
Content maps can be used to assist in organizing all the content elements in a visual, spatial display with many benefits. The map includes all elements of content: text, discussions, images, and multi-media, and each element is stepped out in a graphic textual display. Content mapping allows users to identify potential gaps in the teaching components. Additionally, the maps can also serve as an effective tool for collaborating during the planning phase of a project.
Consider the topic isolated in the beginning of this quest.What should be included in the Content Map? What aspects of online learning are essential to integrate in the process? Using a format explored above, create a Content Map for the chosen topic. Post the completed Content Map in your blog.
After completing a blog post that meets the requirements of this quest, submit the link to your post in the Submission Form at the bottom of this page.
Next, as a courtesy to fellow TOOL participants, join the Create 1.1.2. Creating a Content Map Forum and share the link to the blog post containing your Content Map example. Upon sharing the link with fellow TOOL participants, consider providing helpful feedback to others regarding this topic.
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