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What are the best image and video sizes needed for Teazl courses?
- Images are best designed to be 720 w x 1280 (to match the vertical phone screen). We recommend .jpg or .png files.
- Audio files supported are mp3 files.
- Video files supported are Mp4 files, shorter than 5 minutes. Video files may need to be compressed if they are longer than 5 minutes.
- Instruction Pages have a limit with the characters allowed on those pages, which is limited to 300 characters.
- Titles are limited to 27 characters.
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For those wanting to design their Teazl e-Learning which is optimised to retain learning, we recommend that you leverage the AGESSS design principles, which ensures that learning gives users the best ability to retain the information. If you’re a buff for academic content, check out the original paper on AGESSS learning here.
We recommend you design your course in a way which makes the most of the AGESSS principles. Some suggestions are:
- Give learners the opportunity to focus on one task at a time (so keep your instruction slides simple)
- Let learners engage in an activity or experience around a topic, so they can learn based on their own experiences (consider using a notebook or get learners to use a photo)
- Let learners spent time reflecting on their own learnings and make their own assessments so they can truly understand a topic (use the notebook tool)
- Occasionally give learners a time-based challenge by using the timer tool, to get that blood pumping!
- Ensure key messages are repeated throughout the course – so repeat key messages at the end of your course. If you can repeat the learnings that learner’s made themselves (using the screen which shows the notes they previous took) even better. The important thing to keep in mind is spacing this content out so the learner isn’t overloaded. You might find that making a second course is how to do this.
- Give them the opportunity to learn socially. If they need to work in groups, or interview someone, social learning in a key tool for adults learnings.
- Self-directed learning is essential for adults to learn. Consider giving learners the option of following one of three paths so they can best suit their learning style, or curiosity.
A guide for how to design your course…
Not sure how to design your Teazl course to ensure your learners retain information? Here’s one template you can use as a guide.
Give them the first lesson
Give learners Information A, using text, video or audio.
Give learners the ability to apply Information A, whether it’s through answering a question, group discussion, finding examples in the real world, or interviewing someone.
Let learners reflect on Information A in their own way and come to their own understanding. For example, give them the Notebook Feature.
Give them the second lesson
Give learners Information B. You might want to use a different media type to Information A.
Give learners the ability to apply B. Again, use a new way to do this.
Let users reflect on Information B.
Let users see the key messages from information A, spaced out for learning information A, but reinforcing it.
Give them the third lesson
Then, give them the ability to choose their subject or their depth in Information C, by using the Paths.
Again, let them be active with their learning and apply Information C to the real world, such as using group discussion, the photo tool or notepad tool.
Let them come up with key learnings to reflect on Information C.
You may wish at this point to challenge the learner on Information B – but using a challenge like the Timer challenge to have them either complete an activity, describe the key points or key words associated with the topic.
Recap all learnings
At the end of the course, recap the key learnings both the lessons you wanted to share (using the information screen), but also the lessons they took (by showing the Show Notes screen).
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