If you are developing a new online or hybrid class you will also want to think about the learning activities and assessments you use in your face-to-face class. Many activities, such as tests, papers, and readings, may be easy to envision translating to the online environment. Other types of learning activities, such as labs, experiments, and field trips, may seem more challenging.
Learning activities such as quizzes, discussions, or journaling can easily be created utilizing the existing tools in WebCampus. An online education course development team can develop more sophisticated and engaging forms of learning activities that bridge the gaps between face-to-face and online courses where WebCampus by itself is not sufficient. These include, but are not limited to:
- Annotated visual flashcards
- Case studies
- Digital lab experiments
- Formative assessment quizzes
- Simulated clinical scenarios
- Virtual field trips
- Custom-built solutions
- Align learning activities with course learning outcomes.
- Use transparent teaching methods for assignments and other learning activities.
- Intersperse opportunities for formative assessments in lecture videos.
- Us rubrics to communicate expectations for quality and success criteria to students.
- Design learning activities that encourage regular and academically substantive student-faculty interaction.
- Use appropriate technology and innovative approaches to help students achieve course learning outcomes.
- Spread out opportunities for low-stakes practice and self-assessment throughout the course.
- Provide opportunities for students to reflect on and articulate what they've learned.