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Rosetta Stone Foundations User Interface Update

Rosetta Stone Foundations User Interface Update

Rosetta Stone Foundations features a new look and feel in several areas after a recent update.  These changes more closely align our web-based program with our mobile application and are one of the first steps on the path to removing Flash from the program entirely.  

This update brings some changes to the visualization of the program structure.  We’ve provided this guide to help learners and administrators better understand this structure and how it appears throughout Rosetta Stone Foundations.


Visual change: Units only
 
On the Foundations home screen, learners will see a row of Units numbered 1 to 20 at the top of their screen which they can select to access the lessons within. The documentation of what Level the Units correspond to has been removed from the learner’s home screen.

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This does not mean that the Levels have been removed from the program entirely. Their notation has simply been removed from the learners interface to make it easier for them to understand the progress being made and to simplify their forward movement. The Units still correspond to the Levels in the same way, every four Units constitutes at Level in the program.  Units 1-4 make up Level 1, Units 5-8 make up Level 2, Units 9-12 make up Level 3, etc. 

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Understanding Levels, Units, and Lessons
 
Within the Rosetta Stone program the content is broken up into Levels, Units, and Lessons.  Each Level contains four Units; these Units provide overarching themes for the Lessons within, such as Greetings and Introductions, Travel,  Everyday things, Professions and Hobbies, etc. 

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Within each Unit there are four Lessons and a milestone activity. Each Lesson has a corresponding Core Lesson.  These provide an introduction to the content for that Lesson, which is then reinforced in the focused activities that follow.  These activities dive into a particular facet of the language learning experience such as Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Grammar, Listening, Speaking and Writing. 
 
The last activity in a Lesson is the Review activity which indicates the end of that lesson. Learners can see which Lesson an activity belongs to by hovering their mouse over the Lesson icon.

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The Unit ends with the milestone activity; this requires learners to utilize all that they have learned in that Unit to participate in a conversational test of their skills.
 

Administrator Reporting 
 
Within the reporting tools for administrators you will continue to see the legacy definitions of Levels and Units where every Level will have four Units, labeled 1-4. This means that in your reports you would see "Level 2 Unit 2" as opposed to "Unit 6". The reason for this is that the Administrator Tools that are used to manage and report on learner profiles are universal to both our Language Lessons and Foundations programs.

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In the Administrator Tools, the List Curriculum or Learner Curriculum report options look at a single Level in the program at a time, which should reduce the confusion on the administrative end of this change.
 

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