Title MITS-Mechatronica: Modular Interactive Training System for vocational and distance training in Mechatronics
Project Number B/04/B/F/PP-144.334
Product MITS Methodology Guide
Title MITS Methodology Guide
Product Type others
Marketing Text Practical guidelines on implementing yourself the ideas used in the learning atoms.
The MITS methodology presents guidelines for content developers to develop e-learning as MITS learning atoms. These learning atoms are searchable, combinable, updateable, self-contained and implement a learning-by-doing approach.
To this end these guidelines define the external form and the knowledge presentation of a MITS learning atom as follows:
• Address only one learning objective
• Have a fixed 3-phased process with an introductory page describing the learning objective, the learning experience itself and finally a comprehensive test
• Implement a learning-by-doing didactical approach with interactive animations
• Use a Lexicon to clarify specific terms inside the module
• Should not have any external links to other e-learning content
• Have a uniform navigation layout inside the atom
• Be hosted by the developer on his/her web server for updateability reasons
• Have a SCORM 2004 compliant Manifest referencing a link to the original atom
• Incorporate SCORM 2004 communication to communicate test results back to the LMS
Because of these characteristics a MITS learning atom can be used in different ways:
• As just-in-time training by using it on its own just to reach a specific single learning objective. In this case no learning platform is necessary if logging of the learning experience is not necessary. Especially for skilled workers already working. They can search a repository for a learning atom addressing a specific problem they encounter during their work.
• In blended learning by importing the SCORM manifest of a learning atom into an existing course on a SCORM compliant Learning Management System. This allows for the upgrading of classic paper based courses with new learning atoms. Please note that the original atom is not imported into the LMS, only a reference to it is. Thus enabling automatic updating of every course in which this learning atom is used.
• By combining different learning atoms in a SCORM 2004 compliant sequencing and navigation manifest. This allows for the creation of courses with non-linear learning paths based on test results of each learning atom.
Target group Teachers, learning content developers
Area of application developing e-learning content for vocational education