Just a Saturday morning thought –
Smart WBTs. I’ve always liked the idea.
But one idea I had (around 2005) was: What if the player was smart enough to not only present the content, but understand what the learner was trying to do? What if it’s a typical learner that’s mashing Next as quickly as possible to get to the test and the system noticed this (based on time per page) and prompted you to just go to the test? What if the learner sat on a question or tried 5 times and couldn’t get it right? It would notice and ask if you’d like to go back to that part of the content for a quick review?
I had it all coded up and working perfectly – but it’s hard to get business partners to buy into that when deadlines come. I couldn’t get anyone interested in the idea we just moved on without it. But I never forgot it.
I did bring the idea back with the Social Sim “engine” I built, but never completed my vision for it.
That would indeed be pretty cool.