Learning Module Format with Directions

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A Learning Module is a sequence of Learning Activities or other modules, along with notes on sequencing, additional context, and other information.

Using This Format

The format below contains sections which describe the items that should be included when creating a Learning Module. To use this format:

  1. Create a new page with a short, descriptive name that ends with "(Module)". For example: Garden a Wiki (Module)
  2. Copy the source for this format into your new page.
  3. Follow instructions to fill in the sections below.
  4. Categorize the page using tags at the bottom of the page.
    • Include [[Category:Learning Modules]] and [[Category:Learning Activity]].
    • Add at least one subcategory from the list in Learning Activities, e.g. [[Category:Coding and Style]]
    • Remove [[Category:Format]], since this page is a format, but your new page is not.
  5. Use the Discussion tab (upper left of the page) to leave feedback to the author(s) of the activity, such as usage or suggestions for enhancements.




Title of the module (same as page name).


High level description of what the student will do.


What topics and tools does the student need to know prior to beginning this module?

After successfully completing this activity, the learner should be able to:

What should the student be able to do after completing this module?

Process Skills

What process skills will the student practice while completing this module?


  • Is there background reading/video/website content?
  • What is the expected knowledge level of the student?
  • What is the rationale for this module?
  • Include helpful hints to faculty here.


Include the sequence of activities.

Topic Activity Deliverable Length Notes
Link to First Activity
Link to Second Activity


  • What should the instructor know before using this module?
  • What are some likely difficulties that an instructor may encounter using this module?

Suggestions for Open Source Community

Suggestions for an open source community member who is working in conjunction with the instructor.

Additional Information

Area & Unit(s)

What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units are covered?


What specific topics are addressed?


Is this module easy, medium, or hard?

Estimated Time
to Complete

How long should a typical student take to complete the module?

Environment /

What does the student need? (e.g. Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.)


Who wrote this module?


Is there another module on which this module is based? If so, please provide a link to the original resource.


Under which license is this material made available? We request that you pick a Creative Commons license. We suggest using a template like: {{License CC BY}} or {{License CC BY SA}}

For this blank format: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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