Engaging with the content of a course is a first step to learning. Merely inserting content in a course does not ensure students will learn the intended concepts or skills, so it is important to provide students with guidance for how you expect them to interact with a given chunk of content. What objectives does the content address? On what major points or details should students focus? When students have taken in the content, their learning can be supported further with a structured opportunity to immediately do something with it to discover, process, or apply its concepts or skills.

Quality Review Showcase The Quality and High Quality online course reviews explore components proven to be best practices in online course design. This post showcases Quality item, “The course offers opportunities for students to interact with other students to enhance learning (e.g., discussions, group work).” Online learners sometimes feel disconnected in online classes, especially when …