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

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Connect-type activities

Linking learning to life, work, and future learning

Connect activities help learners close the gap between learning and the rest of their lives. They prepare learners to apply learning in situations they encounter at work, in later learning efforts, and in their personal lives. If Absorb activities are the nouns and Do activities the verbs, then Connect activities are the conjunctions of learning.

ABOUT CONNECT ACTIVITIES

Connect activities integrate what we are learning with what we know. Often simple and subtle, Connect activities are regularly neglected by designers who leave learners to make connections on their own.

Connect activities bridge gaps. They do not so much add new knowledge and skills as tie together ...

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