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E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition by William Horton

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Absorb-type activities

Presentations, demonstrations, stories, and field trips

Absorb activities inform and inspire. Absorb activities enable motivated learners to obtain crucial, up-to-date information they need to do their jobs or to further their learning. In Absorb activities learners read, listen, and watch. These activities may sound passive, but they can be an active component of learning.

ABOUT ABSORB ACTIVITIES

Of the three types of activities (Absorb, Do, and Connect), Absorb activities are the ones closest to pure information. Absorb activities usually consist of information and the actions learners take to extract and comprehend knowledge from that information. In Absorb activities, the learner may be physically passive yet mentally ...

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