What are ExpertTracks?
ExpertTracks are collections of courses that allow learners to go deeper into a subject, with payment via a flexible subscription model.
Creating an effective outline for the courses across an ExpertTrack involves ensuring that there is continuity between your courses. Planning your proposition at a high level initially will result in a more coherent learner experience.
To support you in planning the design of your courses within the ExpertTrack we have developed a course outline template, along with several examples of how courses within an ExpertTrack may be designed at a step level.
You can explore these examples here.
From a course design perspective, a key difference between ExpertTracks and other course models is the requirement within an ExpertTrack of at least one form of summative assessment. This can take the form of either a Test, or a Peer Graded Assignment.
You can explore detailed guidance on creating Peer Graded Assignments here.
Given that ExpertTracks encompass several individual short courses it is important to consider how to effectively plan for assessment across these courses. To support you in doing so we have developed an assessment mapping example to demonstrate mapping your assessment points across the courses of an ExpertTrack.
You can explore the example here.
Signposting for Learners
Given that ExpertTracks are structured collections of courses it's important to give learners an indication of key points such as:
- how are they going to be assessed;
- how many courses are in the ExpertTrack and in what order should they be completed.
As such we have developed a template that you can use within the first step of the first course within your ExpertTrack. This template helps to inform learners of what is ahead of them as they begin their journey on your ExpertTrack.
A template is available here, please make a copy and edit to suit your needs.
The document linked here provides some suggested discussion prompts if you are not certain how to encourage learners to share thoughts, opinions or knowledge with other learners via the comments area.