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.
Absolutely agree. I'm being tested for the Coach feature, too, and I HATE it. I hate it precisely because it DEMOTIVATES me--I'm more motivated my longer term goals than daily ones. This suggestion is absolutely fantastic, though.
Dude, DL ought to put andrew on the payroll!
I think that showing how many words and lessons you have done isn't so encouraging, people who just started their first lesson and are excited may see that they have 99 more and that didn't do anything at all, and may think "oh, I will never be able to do this" Just my thought, but I really like your ideas and how you put time to do these
I don't know about you but I liked to see that I have got miles to go, and that I managed to those miles. Petting a number on it does change it, it shows you black and white that you know nothing. I can't be the only one who thinks this, but this can lead to people abandon the course on the Start.
I like the basic idea. I would suggest that it be customizeable. Start out with a default screen with a minimum of information (Newbies may not want to see that they have 100 lessons ahead of them). Let everything else be an option that can be turned on as the student chooses.
Here's 5 Lingots for a great idea.