Skill Compass is a tool for building sites that help people learn a subject. It allows collaborative work in breaking down the subject into topics and sub topics, building advancement trees of topics, and adding learning resources of different types. The topics and resources are presented in a way that helps learners discover what they can and/or should learn, by themselves.
An example of the Skill Compass modules can be found at http://skillcompass.org/. There are also some demonstration videos available introducing Skill Compass.
A description in images
Image 1: Topics are presented in a graphical tree showing main 'branches' of the subject, and their sub topics, and even more sub topics.
Image 2: There's an alternative tree for showing "advancement" – once you've mastered a specific topic, these other topics will be in your reach.
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Topics are presented with a description, and a list of resources for learning that topic. (On the skillcompass.org example site, suggestions are also brought in from Google.)
Topics can me marked as mastered, which will start populating a personal list of topics in your learning vicinity.
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