April 25, 2017 0

Absorb, Do, Connect Learning Activities

In the EMP we discuss the Absorb, Do, Connect Learning Activities from the work of William Horton in E-Learning by Design:

Activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. Used in combination, learning activities can accomplish difficult learning objectives.” – William Horton

Absorb activities –  read, listen and watch
Do activities – exercise newly acquired skills. Take action and practice!
Connect activities – Application to original course work…

Objective Students will be able to define Foley production and be able to perform original Foley for an animated short.
Activities Type
Read articles and watch a short film on Foley performance for animation Absorb
Practice specific hands-on Foley activities in class with instructor guidance (developing mechanical skills) Do
Create an original Foley recording work to an animation and submit it for critique by instructors and students Connect

Define = Knowledge
Perform = Synthesis

Popular Absorb activities:

  • Slideshows
  • Physical demonstrations
  • Screencasting
  • Podcasts

Popular Do Activities:

  • Hands-on Practice Activities
  • Discovery Activities with Role play
  • Games & Simulations

Popular Connect activities:

  • Original work
  • Group Critique
  • Brainstorming activities

From E-Learning by Design by William Horton

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