Hello from Steven Malikowski, designer and developer of Online Bike Touring. This page and discussion is used to suggest improvements to the Online Bike Tour, in the Online Bike Touring website. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can make.
When make a suggestion, it’s important to consider the primary learners and learning objectives, so both are provided below.
The primary learners have:
- Never completed a bike tour.
- Cycles 20 miles in 4 hours, with breaks.
- Completed no or very little bike maintenance.
- Camped in a tent or are comfortable trying.
- Access to a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, and a tent for one or two people.
Someday, I plan on making lessons for cyclists with more experience, but this lesson is intentionally focused on beginners. In that case, the lesson avoids jargon and even ‘intermediate’ skills since both decrease the chance that a beginner will succeed.
The online bike tour is the ‘capstone’ learning activity, on the Online Bike Touring Website, so learners are expected to be familiar with the learning objectives from the other 3 lessons. The online bike tour is meant to be a story that changes based on decisions learners make, so I’m particularly interested in improving the story, as long as it stays appropriate for the target audience.