Module 2: Quality activities and assessments

2.7 Summary: Creating quality interactions, activities, & assessments

As you structure your course and develop your content, think about what your learners need in order to learn successfully. Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction provides a useful framework for creating the conditions for successful learning in your course. Click on the plus sign associated with each of the Nine Events to reveal how we ‘ve applied this framework in this module.

Module summary activity: Reflect and plan

Reflect on your learning

Take a moment to reflect: What are you already doing to incorporate Gagné’s Events 6, 7, and 8 into your own teaching practice?

Think about:

Eliciting learner performance

  • Do your activities and assessments help learners develop core skills and competencies that align with course learning outcomes?
  • Do your activities and assessments set up learners for success by using principles like universal design, scaffolding, and/or authentic assessment?
  • Are your activities and assessments designed with academic integrity in mind?

Providing feedback/feedforward and assessment

  • Do your activities and assessments provide learners with opportunities to receive meaningful feedback/feedforward?

Building community

  • Do your activities and assessments help to create quality interactions between instructors and learners, and learners and learners, that keep learners engaged and invested?

Plan next steps

What steps do you need to take to ensure that you are designing quality activities, assessments, and interactions in your course?

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