I have been working with the Adapt Learning Framework and Adapt Authoring tool of and on for a while now. (Follow the community @AdaptLearning to learn more about this “Ground breaking #opensource project and THE online community for #multidevice #elearning” (quote from their Twitter profile page). This post features one of the projects I created using the framework that I included in a my demo course. You can view the course at this URL: http://heatherssandbox.org/moodle331/course/view.php?id=2. Sign in as guest.student with the password =uC7U8*j when prompted.
The project focus is “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” by Dr. Martin Luther King. In my opinion, this would be a great opener to the school year for seniors in high school English, especially this year with the events that have occurred since the election and most recently in Charlottesville. It is controversial still, more than 50 years after it was first written. Students can also easily relate the letter to events either they or someone they know have experienced. Unfortunately, racism is alive and well, not only in the United States but around the globe.
Installing the software is not easy, but the community provides directions that you can follow easily. Make sure that you read the directions carefully before trying to install it! There are multiple steps involved, including installing Node.js, Git, Mongo, as well as the tool itself. You must install each program properly for the software to work.
The community provides YouTube videos that introduce the tool, so I will not “reinvent the wheel” by providing an introduction in this post. Rather, here is the first video for your viewing pleasure.