Online Teaching Fundamentals: Designing Good Online Learning Activities—Turn DOs into Activities

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One of the problems with the design of too many courses is that they are too simplistic and are too often divorced from real-life activities. Course activities are where most of the learning happens, so they need to be meaningful. Last month I talked about analyzing the DOs, the real-life activities that people DO when engaged with a given topic in a course. DOs are the real-life activities that you want students to be able to DO in the real world. All the activities and media in the course come out of this exercise. Last month I analyzed the DOs for two specific course topics for two different courses. This month I’ll add the activities that go along with each DO for each course.

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