Navigation Page Order
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The navigation order of lesson pages is the student viewpoint. The navigational order is determined by jumps associated with a students choice, and/or the lesson flow control settings and/or navigational pages in the lesson.
In this example, there are 10 pages. C1 is a content page (before 2.0 called a branch page), Q2 is a question page, C3 is a content page, and so on. Here is a edit order of a short lesson:
C1, Q2, C3, Q4,C5, Q6, C7, Q8, C9, Q10.
The teacher may have set the jumps so that after a miss the student goes to the previous page, and a right answer go to the next page. Thus the student controls the navigational order. For example, if the student missed Q4 and Q6 once, the student navigational order would be
C1, Q2, C3, Q4, C3, Q4, C5, Q6, C5, Q6, C7, Q8, C9, Q10
The teacher might ask a very hard question at Q2 and set the jump for a correct answer to C9. The point is that the navigation order is different than the edit order and the teacher guides the student by jumps. Don't forget that content pages also can offer student neutral grade choices by their jumps.
We have used the classic Table of Contents to present this concept before. Typically a Content page (Branch Table page) has description buttons that serve as subject headings. In this lesson there are 3 subjects, each with a series of pages. The teacher will let the student select the order they view the subjects. Notice the "Last" page. This page has two buttons, one which links back to the Table of Content page and the other which goes to the End of Lesson (exits the lesson).
- TIP: Consider when the teacher makes the last page in each series a question and sets and displays the student's score to alert the student of the potential number of questions. When the teacher sets the next Lesson's dependency upon completing this Table of Contents lesson with a 100% minimum score, then a student must investigate each of the series before moving on to the next lesson.