Suggestion: Let's make our language progress bar more effective.
Hi, I have been thinking about the progress bar recently and thought about the things that could be added to make it even better I believe that if it is called Progress bar then it should give us all the information about our progress.
Here is a picture of a progress bar that I would like to suggest :
So here are my suggestions:
- Location in a tree
I myself always wondered how many skills are there in a Spanish skill tree. So it could give us a location in a tree. For example there are one hundred skills in a tree (I haven't counted them :) but I have completed only 23 so it would show us 23/100 the same thing goes with lessons and words (forgot to change it)
- Reading proficiency.
Sometimes when I complete a skill it gives me an approximate number of how many percent of a real Spanish article I can read and understand. I believe it is a really interesting and motivational number so I think that it should be added to our progress bar.
- Latest certificate result
It could also contain our latest certificate exam results. I think it is a still really useful information and it could be a reminder. For example I see that the last time I took my test was 3 weeks ago. That's a long time! It will remind me and I will take one more :)
Who likes the idea, please upvote it so that people from Duolingo would notice it.
You come up with excellent ideas.
How do you get all of these extra...well...things to insert in the screenshot? I mean, since those things aren't really there, how do you make it so it looks like it is in the screenshot?
Edit:3. How did you know I got a 1.73 on my Spanish certificate xD.
As always, nice suggestions! Here are some thoughts (although I know that this discussion, like all the others, will be ignored by the Duolingo folks): the number of lessons is not so interesting, because it has a direct correlation to the number of skills done. On the other hand, it would be very interesting to know the total number of lessons, including practice and all, a user has done on Duolingo (like 528 regular and 367 timed sessions! Because this number cannot be concluded from the number of experience points. Concerning the reading proficiency, this number is obviously nonsense, a purely made-up number, so I think it's not worth including it.
Great ideas! I think there should be more functions also. Like having a red line representing the highest score that the user has done. Maybe have total scores for each week in another graph, so that one can see the hard work done over a greater time period. I think that the Duolingo staff can learn something from how stats in Endomondo is used. That is a work out app that has motivated me a lot in the training. It is always fun to break old records! So, bring on the high scores!
I fully support the above mentioned ideas. There is one case which bothered me throughout the course: CONJUGATION. It is affected by person, number, gender, tense, or other grammatical categories or others. It is not obvious and really not clear for the learners to read for example: Verbs: Present 2 sabe, estudias, sigue, juego, encuentran, queda, llevamos Shouldn’t it to be restricted to ONLY ONE GRAMATICAL FORM/PERSON for example: se, estudio, sigo, juego, encuentro, quedo, llevo Just to emphasize and stay with ONLY ONE GRAMATICAL FORM/PERSON and create some kind of the background to explain, if necessary, of course. It would really help the newcomers, Kind Regards, garbarnia