Friday, March 23, 2007

Refinement of our instructional goals

Here's a restatement of what we had last night with a few additions. I added two goals that we had before but didn't include last night: the 'alternate route' one that I put under the 'best route' goal, and the 'estimate the distance' one that I put in at its own level under our major goal.

I also added a new one that just leaped out at me about shortest route and fastest route, and put it under the 'best route' goal. Let me know what you think.

Major goal: the driver will be able to plot a route from one delivery location to the next delivery location, in a major metropolitan area.
  • the driver will be able to determine his/her location on the map at any given time
  • the driver will be able to locate any particular address on a map
    1. the driver will be able to locate the street in the map index
    1. the driver will be able to use block numbers to determine which block the address is on
  • the driver will be able to determine the best route between two addresses
    1. the driver will be able to use the map legend to distinguish different kind of roads and find nearby landmarks
    1. the driver will be able to distinguish between the shortest route and the fastest route
    1. the driver will be able to plot an alternate route if he or she finds out that the first choice is blocked
  • the driver will be able to estimate the distance between the current location and the target address

A question as you look at this: don't the top level goal and the third major goal now sound a lot alike?

1 comment:

Susan said...

Hi,

Are all these items under one goal that we select for System Specification? The subgoals look almost like objectives.