A course which personalizes authentic math learning for each individual learner
Great idea--do one tutorial, with branches or on-the-page selections (e.g., click the appropriate down-arrow) for different situations (different software as well as different learning tasks). It seems quite doable, and as you say would likely be easier to maintain.
I took a quick look at the current CNCC spreadsheet materials. Nicely done. Betty indicated that ESC has an Excel tutorial which needs updating. Shouldn't be too hard to take the best parts of each and put them together into one tutorial, which can be added to as the needs arise. I will likely have a need for a spreadsheet tutorial for an intro stats class to start in Sept, so we can try out the branching for differing learning tasks :)
I'm very willing to help with this.
The latest version of the CCNC materials are not too bad and wouldn't be too hard to wikify. If we configure these for multiple reuse scenarios, I think it can support a wide range of learning contexts.
Thinking out loud -- I would prefer a subpage solution rather than using a "down arrow" for a target on the same page. This would make it easier to transclude. For example -- there could be a Spreadsheets for Statistics course (basically a transcluded duplicate of the generic course pages, and then incorporates transcluded pages for the stats activities if you know what I mean.) Much easier to maintain.
Thanks for your offer to help here -- would be a great project for the WE and OERu family.
Yes, I see what you mean. Definitely the way to go for courses which support different contexts.
I'm wondering if we need a fully separate course...learning pathway....for people using different spreadsheet software, at least for the very basic stuff. As we get into it, we'll have to see if there are situations which would make sense for the learner to choose activity directions or screenshots specific to the software they are using, and then that bit gets transcluded into the page. This method would only make sense if it's more common than different.
I haven't used Excel in quite some time, so I'm not sure how different the learning content will need to be.