Planning Your Content

You are the content expert, but we have some definite recommendations when it comes to planning a larger scope and sequence of content.


1. Limit Set Size

To ensure that sets load quickly across devices, we recommend that you limit set size to a maximum of 100 concepts. Many of Cerego’s content partners have also found that limiting set sizes to 20-40 concepts each works well if new sets are assigned each week. Each new concept requires daily review for the first few days as students build retention. Therefore adding small sets keeps the review of old and new items at a reasonable level for students.


2. Focus Your Set Topics

If the sets you are creating are going to be shared among many teachers, we strongly recommend that you keep them focused on only one or two learning objectives. If set scopes are narrow, instructors can more easily pick and choose the topics that they want to teach, and leave out the ones they don’t. This also allows them to assign set topics in any sequence. For some Cerego publishers, each set is a chapter or section in a textbook. For others, it is a narrow topic such as, “macromolecules”. If you are working on a content library with others, you’ll want to plan a common approach to selecting set topics and learning objectives.


3. Only Include Facts, Vocabulary, and Insights That Are 'Essential'

Learning on Cerego involves a great deal of repetition. Therefore, it is critical that learners see high value in committing that information to memory. To an undergraduate student, ‘essential’ undoubtedly means that it is a core concept they will likely see on an exam. To a new employee training on Cerego, ‘essential’ may mean that they are acquiring knowledge will help them perform their new job. Regardless, as instructional designers and content creators we need to distill our text books and training materials into their most essential foundational knowledge.


Happy creating!