Should you side with "ease of creation" or "focus on the learner"?
See my screenr (https://player.vimeo.com/video/204928485) for some more information on this from the designer's point of view.
Asked of learners:
Given the 2 options below….
As a learner, you have 3 choices to pick from (example: Read, Observe, Speak). When you click a choice you get some info. Click another choice get different info. At the end of all 3 choices you have a “clearer” picture of what is going on.
Would you want/or be able to (as a learner) to just click through the 3 options and move on. Or. Would you rather have a little check mark come up so you know what you have looked at.