Version 3.0 of the SOLE Toolkit has been released on the solemodel.org website today.
The toolkit is an integrated spreadsheet workbook that supports implementation a learning design based on the SOLE Model. The SOLE model advocates a holistic approach to learning that encourages designers to recognise that the student spends significant time away from formal learning contexts and that they bring experience and context to any learning situation.
The changes in Version 3.0 reflect a desire to strengthen the student's use of the toolkit as an advanced organiser. These changes include:
- Active Verbs – the terms used to describe the elements of the SOLE Model now uses active verbs to describe each of the elements.
- Predicated Workload – the amount of time the designer anticipates students will spend is now charted.
- Sequencing activities – the ability to suggest the order in which activities should be tackled.
- Completion Record – allow students to record whether an activity has been completed alongside indicating the amount of time was actually spent.
- Objectives Met Record – allow students to indicate that they believe they have met the objectives for each individual topic/week.
You can download the toolkit from this website here. As always this work is free to use but as always I would appreciate feedback from users as to changes they make and the usage they make of the work.