Using icurio to find Learning Resource Types to Target Specific Learning Opportunities

icurio’s resources are tagged and contextualized by a team of highly qualified educators with extensive experience around digital learning and educational content. Every resource found in icurio goes through a 127-point certification process that includes resource contextualization by using Learning Resource Type (LRT) tags. LRTs help users target their results for the intent or essence of a resource, describing its primary intent.

Targeting a Set of Resources

Search for “Elements”: Results for Learning Resource Types 

Your result could contain a plethora of resources in a multitude of types: videos, learning games, assessments, etc.

So, how do you target these results for the types of learning resources and opportunities for your learners? Opening the menus on the left frame of the results window gives you available Learning Resource Types for that particular set of resources.

Varying Types of Resources within a LRT

 

 

 

 

Some LRTs represent a single kind of resource, for example Video. On the other hand, some LRTs are intended to identify a set of common characteristics, such as Visual Material or Learning Module.

Have you thought about all the different types of resources that can be used in your lessons? Want to vary the type of assessment of learning? Looking to provide a resource that drives student learning via a game or interactive experience? Curate specifically for these pieces and bring the different types of resources together to help learners accomplish those objectives you are focusing on in your lesson.

Consider some of the most common Learning Resource Types below:

 

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“Angles” – Assessment

Assessment

A resource that provides a method of gauging a student’s understanding of a topic or concept is considered an assessment. Different types of assessments include:

  • Quiz
  • Rubric
  • Self-Assessment
  • Test
  • Worksheet

 

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“Angles” – Interactive Media 

Interactive Media

A resource that delivers interactive media-rich content such as: Flash, moving images, motion graphics, animations, etc. The Interactive Media LRT requires that the user be actively engaged in the resource in some way. These resources may contain conventional video and/or audio as well, but may not be exclusively composed of this media.

 

 

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“Angles” – Visual Material 

Visual Material

Resources that include little text, primarily relying on graphics, illustrations, or other visual elements as the primary source of content are considered visual materials. Different types of visual material types include: Artwork, Chart, Diagram, Map, Slideshow

 

 

There are many other Learning Resource Types that provide additional choices to target your results.  Check out others like: Whiteboard Resource, Learning Game, Test Preparation Material, and eBook. Remember that, depending on what you’re searching for, some results may show a variety of resources in different types. Also, depending on what you’re searching for, some results may not include certain kinds of Learning Resource Types (like Article for a search on Acute Triangles). Make sure you take advantage of the work our expert content team has done for you by utilizing the Learning Resource Types in icurio today!