One Simple idea for engaging your students

We are all very familiar with student activities like quizzes, branching scenarios, puzzles, simulations and so on. They are all beneficial for students in terms of getting to know the subject, but I believe they need something more to achieve better long term recall of learnt information and to be prepared for applying what they’ve learnt later in their daily life.

So they need activities that enable them to link something they already know with what they are learning. William Horton calls these activities connect-type activities. He listed range types of connect-type activities. But I especially like this table from his book E-Learning by Design, which presents what type of activity to use in particular case:

William Horton connect-type activities

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