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  • I'm working on a self study and used your slides to refresh my memory about the differences between Absorb Do and Connect activities. Thanks!!
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  • 1. Ponder activities Photo by radiospike photography Original work Stories told by the learner Ponder Activities Job Aids Common Research Activities types of connect Original Work activities Storytelling Research activities Job aids Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 2. Types of Ponder activities and what they do Rhetorical questions Thought provoking questions that direct attention to an aspect of the subject Photo by adhiwus Ponder Activities Meditations Promote relaxed open consideration of the subject Job Aids Photo by circlebackstudio Cite-example activities Research Activities Identify real-word examples of a concept or category Original Work Photo by FadderUri Evaluations Storytelling Judge the importance or value of a subject Photo by Standard Society Summary activities Identify and recap important principles, concepts, facts, tips, etc. Brainstorming activities Collect solutions to a problem from a group of learners Photo by faroekat Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 3. Types of job aids Checklists record the essential steps in a procedure or components of a system. Format the checklist for printing. For online checklists, use checkboxes so learners can keep track of times completed. Reference summaries recap crucial information in a field. They are sometimes called a crib sheet or cheat sheet. One common form is the pocket-sized card listing Ponder Activities commands of a computer program or their keyboard shortcuts. Job Aids Glossaries define the terms, abbreviations, and symbols in a subject area. Research Activities Original Work Calculators perform mathematical calculations for learners, eliminating the need to memorize formulas and complex tables. Storytelling E-consultants dispense advice on complex situations. Glossaries, calculators and e-consultants make special use of electronic media, and will be described in greater detail. Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 4. Types of research activities • Challenge learners to identify reliable sources of information, answer questions and complete tasks. • Teach learners to find valuable sources of information. Ponder Activities Job Aids Scavenger hunts Research Activities Photo by The grocer* Original Work • Learners consult various sources of Storytelling information and opinions on a topic and then summarize their findings. • Teach learners to draw conclusions from information. Guided research Photo by Renegade98 Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 5. Types of original-work activities Decision activities Submit decisions made at critical points in a real project. Photo by BGLewandowski Ponder Activities Work-document activities Job Aids Create a document that would be used in actual work. Photo by Malabarista Lunar Research Activities Journal activities Original Work Collect decisions into an ongoing document for review and as a takeaway piece after the e-learning. Storytelling Photo by ShadowKris Comparison activities Compare work with other learners. Photo by Hometown Invasion Tour Group Critique activities Learners or small teams submit work for review by fellow learners. Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 6. Hero Stories Learner Love Stories Stories Ponder Activities Job Aids Types of Research Activities Stories Told Original Work Many by Learners Disaster Storytelling more… Stories Discovery Tragedies Stories Content taken from E-Learning by Design E-Learning (Horton, 2006). by Design (Horton, 2006).
  • 7. Connect Activities Job Aid Content taken from E-Learning by Design (Horton, 2006).