With the Interactive Study Materials tools, instructors create engaging comprehension activities where students interact with course materials by responding to questions and discussion prompts. This step encourages asynchronous engagement and makes sure students are well-prepared for tackling the application problem in the next steps.
Students discuss the study material, clarify possible problem areas, and work in groups to tackle an application problem posed by the instructors. This step encourages peer learning and boosts both the understanding of the content and the higher-order analysis and problem-solving skills.
Students present their solutions to the problem in groups and receive feedback from peers and instructors. The activity develops their public speaking skills and helps them identify the main points of their argument.
Students engage in group feedback and self-evaluation based on the collaboration skills criteria within the Group Member Evaluation tool. This helps to develop their critical thinking and self-regulatory skills, by seeing how they can improve and set goals for where to go from here based on their feedback.