Connections in Odigia

Online curriculum should be more than just a digitized textbook. Connections allow for unique interactions between the student and content, allowing the learner to associate nonlinear ideas and create opportunities to apply knowledge across concepts. Learning is more than memorization and recall – it’s about connecting and applying ideas across subjects, viewpoints, and topics.


Promotes higher order thinking

Making connections between concepts and ideas is crucial for learners to engage deeply with course material, as well as to develop the critical “soft skills” that are overlooked by the traditional one-size-fits-all educational model. Odigia’s combined connection and discussion tools help build higher order skills including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.

Fosters a nonlinear perspective

While it’s certainly important for a course to have structure and theme, what good is a platform if it’s simply a digital textbook? Connections allow the educator and learner to form their own outline of the material,and throw away the linear, “textbook” style of the course, instead using connections that are relevant, engaging, and catered to their learning style.

Allows for creative assessments

Formative assessments are great tools for getting a quick snapshot of student performance, while Connections provide students with the opportunity to connect seemingly disparate ideas. This fosters creativity and engagement with the material, while also providing a unique opportunity for a different kind of assessment.


Enables cross-discipline collaboration

Instruction doesn’t happen in a vacuum anymore. It’s crucial to learn concepts about a specific discipline, as well as the connections between them. Connections provide an exciting space for instructors to come together and build real-world relevance by showing that ideas don’t exist by themselves – they’re always connected to others.


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