Online learning does not have to be limited to video lectures, quizzes, and written assignments. With a little out-of-the box thinking, professors can construct activities that stimulate students’ minds and keep them interested.
For a resource of ideas for online educational activities, check out the Online Teaching Activity Index from the Illinois Online Network.
The website suggests 49 activities that can be used in either online or hybrid courses, including some creative activities such as Internet Scavenger Hunt, Concept Mapping, Fishbowl, and Socratic Dialogue.
Each activity includes a description, examples, appropriate content categories, goals & objectives, prerequisites, materials and resources, lesson procedures, and more.
Tell us about your experiences with online teaching: What activities do you use in your online courses?
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