How is OLab different from a wiki?

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    OLab is different from a wiki approach but also similar in some ways:

    • We use linked pages and wikiref-style shortcodes to call and link various objects in the platform, just like a wiki.
    • However, learners/readers are not automatically conferred with editing capabilities, which is different from a wiki.
    • OLab┬ástructures provide a greater ability to constrain how the user navigates a given pathway. These pathways can be made wide open (wiki style), or linear, or with lots of complex branching paths in the decision tree.
    • The Visual Editor in OLab is well received by our authors as a simple means of drawing out and designing their decision trees. Learning design is accelerated by the use of pre-defined templates which can be dropped into a map.
    • Path navigation can also be controlled by the author, using conditional logic, counters/variables and rules. So exceptions can be programmed into the pathways. Depending on user choices and responses, you can jump them to a whole new area/page in the map.
    • All actions in OLab are tracked: clicks, question responses, pathway choices, timestamps for everything, along with counters/scores (variables for tracking performance etc)
    • This activity tracking is done internally into a MySQL database, but can also be sent as xAPI statements to a Learning Record Store.
    • This topic was modified 6 years ago by dtopps.
    • This topic was modified 6 years ago by dtopps. Reason: used Page editor to generate the HMTL
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