The purpose of Learning Activities is to facilitate learner interaction and engagement with the course content, with their peers, and with their instructor.
Active learning activities promote learner success.
- Align Learning Activities with stated Learning Objectives.
- Provide detailed guidelines, instructions, or directions for different learning activities.
- Use rubrics to communicate clear expectations as well as grading criteria.
- Design activities that enhance learner interaction and engagement.
- Integrate opportunities for self-assessment and peer review throughout the course.
- Encourage opportunities for learner autonomy and reflection.
- General Standard 5, Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition
- Interactive Classroom Activities, Brown University
- Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education
- Getting Started with Active Learning Techniques, Cornell University
- Icebreakers for Online Classes
- Getting Your Students to Engage with Course Readings
- Improving Breakout Room Discussions in Online Teaching by Using Collaborative Documents
- 10 Tips for Effective Online Discussions
- Teaching Outside the Classroom, Vanderbilt University
- Community-Based Learning: Service Learning, University of Illinois
- Project-Based Learning: Teaching Guide, Boston University