Learning activities: examples aligned to the Southern Cross Model
Learning activities guide students and provide them with the opportunity to process, integrate and understand unit materials (e.g. watch video, listen to podcast, read article). The following example activities are categorised into the tenet of best practice unit design that best characterises them. Whatever activity you choose should relate directly to the previous content. Ideally, all activities should include built-in responsive feedback.
Activities that are media-rich
These activities integrate multimedia sources in meaningful ways to enhance understanding and engage students.
Activities that guide students through the curriculum
These activities support student exploration of module objectives, helps them to develop and apply skills and prepare students for assessment.
Activities that are interactive and responsive
These activities provide opportunities for active learning, ask students to interact, and provide responsive feedback so that students know they are on track.
Activities that contribute towards a community of inquiry
These activities provide opportunities for student interaction and community-building, leading to enhanced satisfaction, engagement, belonging and persistence. Read more about the Community of Inquiry Framework.