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What is the difference between a learning journey and a course module?

At Pluvo, we use two concepts that frequently come up: the learning journey and the course module. This article explains the difference.

Course Module

Let's start with the course module. This is essentially traditional e-learning. As a learner, you go through content in such a course module, such as videos, texts, and audio recordings, and complete assignments. For many clients, the emphasis is on the course module, where real learning takes place. You determine how many course modules you create: maybe one is enough, but it could just as well be five.

Course modules can be reused. You can attach one course module to multiple learning journeys. Imagine you've created a general onboarding course module. You can attach it to the onboarding training for sales staff and the onboarding training for finance staff. Two separate learning journeys. Besides this course module, you want to provide them with function-specific information in an onboarding training, but the general onboarding course module remains the same.

Read more about course modules here

Learning Journey

You always have to create a learning journey if you want to invite learners. A learning journey is, in fact, the collection of your teaching materials (including course modules) to which you attach a group of learners.

Suppose you indeed have five course modules; then, you want them to be bundled into one overarching learning experience. For this purpose, we at Pluvo have introduced the learning journey. The learning journey is the entirety of all course modules, combined with other separate items like assignment submissions, downloads, and articles.

Read about how to create a learning journey here
If you're curious about creating a learning journey or a course module, check the articles above. In your Pluvo account, you'll also find a demo e-learning titled "Creating E-learning in Pluvo," where we tell you all the ins and outs.

Updated on: 05/04/2024

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