Learning plans coming in Moodle 3.0 core!!

Learning plans which allows better tracking of what your students need to know, are coming to be a part of core Moodle from the next Moodle version i.e. Moodle 3.0 based on the design used in Totara for learning plans.

The learning plan enables staff to see at a glance their progress against specific learning events and the whole plan.

According to the specifications for Learning plans for Moodle 3.0, the feature introduces a few concepts::

  • Competency – A skill, knowledge, qualification, or capacity. Each competency is often given a unique code and may be related to other competencies.
  • Competency framework – An organized collection of competencies. Often created by a standards body.
  • Course competencies – A list of competencies from one or more competency frameworks, that are linked to a course. Completing the course will mark those competencies complete.
  • Learning Plan – A users personal list of competencies (achieved and yet to be achieved). A user can create their own draft learning plan, but it must be approved by someone with the required capability before it becomes “Active”.
  • Evidence of prior learning – Some sort of documentation that has been provided to prove that a specific competency has been met. Must be approved before the competency will be deemed to be achieved.
  • Learning plan template – A predefined list of competencies and courses that can be used as the basis for a users personal learning plan.

Read the complete specifications here. The tracker issue (MDL-49458) for the same is located here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-49458


Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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