6. About this section
There are two types of items you will have to add/update in your RRU course: the first is content and the other is activities. We want to add activities to RRU courses not only because it is a tenet of the RRU Learning and Teaching Model (i.e. "Engaged Learning") but because active and participatory learning is a best practice in adult education overall. When students are actively engaged in their own learning, they will be able to learn and retain their learning more easily.
What kind of activities will you add to your course? This will depend on the learning outcomes (what you want the students to be able to know or do by the end of the course) you have chosen or are working with for your course, and thinking about how you think the students can achieve those learning outcomes by what you offer them to do actively in the course.
With all of this in mind, in this section you will learn about and practice adding different activities to your course, including Choice, Collaborate Ultra, Chat, Glossary, and a Wiki. If you don't know what all of those are yet, don't worry! We cover this in the pages linked below.
There are five pages to read for this section, each of which includes practice tasks for you to complete in your sandbox:
- Add a Choice poll
- Add a Collaborate Ultra room
- Add a wiki activity
- Add a chat activity
- Add a glossary
For a handy checklist of all the practice tasks you should try and complete in your sandbox, refer to the course checklist.