When I was watching some early prototypes / studies of the new UI for the main course page layout (e.g. those showed today by Sander at the developer meeting) I realised they seem to assume that courses have sections representing topics and activities are in them (aka standard Topics course format).
Anyone know if this might be or could be done? Or some other way to really test out our typical workflows earlier in the process? Thanks all!
I agree with you. At the moment we can't quite provide Moodle sandboxes for testing but we should be able to make the current UX prototypes available for people to try and provide feedback on. I will raise this topic.
The issue is still WIP but it has enough code to understand the general idea and generate a discussion on how to make this transition as smooth as possible.
For the record, this is prototype page I was referring to - https://t0vat9.axshare.com/#id=vav1jo&p=ta_site_2__permaculture_design_course&g=1
The site metaphor is unfortunately quite broken, since a large number of learners now expect to access on their learning on their phone, and others do not have access to any another device at work. Of course, there needs to be a site on the production end to create and convey the learning experience, but separating the consumer end from the site metaphor allows the learning content to take center stage.
Part of this can be achieved by a hide-away interface that you access by moving your finger or mouse to the edges of the screen of your phone or tablet, allowing the learning activity or resource to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your learning.
The other part of a future distraction free learning environment is identity management on mobile - easy onboarding through push-learning with two-factor authentication and enrolment. In other words, if the client part can do away with navigation, e.g. as a learner, you open the new Moodle 4 Mobile and what you are supposed learn is presented immediately and full screen till you are done and have submitted. Rather than spending time navigating and learning the interface of a site, the learner spends more time doing the assigned activities and resources.