Week 3: Overview

Some ideas about learning design and some collections of ideas for active online learning activities

Ideas for Activities

If you're finding it challenging to select a online learning activity that could be used to engage learners in part of your Unit, take a look at UBC Department of Education's Activities and Assessments for Online Teaching and Learning. They've aligned activities with outcomes and assessments and provided some suggestions for tools you could use.

You can also find inspiration from the online learning activities from the University of Illinois. They include well-known structures like discussions, essays and presentations but also explore simulations, podcasting, gaming and wikis.

If you can't find any ideas that appeal to you, take time to investigate the University of Central Florida's Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository. A continually updated site (most recently in 2017) and a publicly shared resource, ideas for teaching online are organized into 3 groups of  "pedagogical practices":


University of Central Florida, Pedagogical Practices, Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository, Retrieved from https://topr.online.ucf.edu/pedagogical-practice/ 

University of Illinois, Instructional Strategies for Online courses, Retrieved from https://www.uis.edu/ion/resources/tutorials/pedagogy/instructional-strategies-for-online-courses/

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Information Technology, Group Communication & Collaboration Spaces in Moodle, Retrieved from http://www.umass.edu/it/support/moodle/group-communication-collaboration-spaces-moodle

University of New South Wales - Teaching, Case Studies, Retrieved from https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/case-studies