Step One: Table of Contents
The first step to creating the product Curriculum Map is to simply create a standard table-of-contents as you would for a traditional print book. The only consideration is to ensure that the content is arranged hierarchically across 3 levels:
You will need to create a single Curriculum Map for each product.
Note: As with any other product this curriculum should reflect the vision of the Product Owner in alignment with the relevant curriculum standards.
Step Two: Hierarchical Curriculum Map
The second step is to transfer this hierarchical map as is into the Curriculum Mapping Tool. At this stage, the links between concepts will be sequential in nature. (These will be refined and expanded upon during the next step.)
Note: Populating the curriculum with Content Items (Assets) cannot begin until this step concludes.
Step Three: Creating Pre-Requisite links between Concepts
The final step is to begin creating the pre-requisite links. (Note: You’ll learn about how to create links below)
The student recommendations (core to the product) will not work unless some kind of pre-requisite analysis exists in the curriculum. This can be a challenging process. We recommend you take an iterative approach to break this project down into smaller tasks.
Phase One: Simplified Linear Pre-Requisite Model
You can quickly create a simple linear pre-requisite analysis by using your hierarchy view as a basis for a simple linear pre-requisite.
Phase Two: Complex Non-Linear Pre-Requisite Model
This step will require specialist SME knowledge and expertise. During this phase; you can add in more complex analysis (see below) including:
- More nuanced concept pre-requisite links.
- Inter-Topic Links.
- Inter-Strand Links.