Objectives for this Activity: (as presented to students before activity or in syllabus)

See Activity below.

Prerequisites for this Activity: (not necessarily presented to students)

Student should have completed all activities for the given unit.

Materials and Resources:

What needs to be prepared in advance by the teacher? - The assignment page

What does the student need to bring to the lesson? - Complete prior readings and activities.

Guiding Questions for this Activity: (may be presented directly to students)

What did you learn during this unit? How will/does it apply to your practice? Will/Have you been able to put any of this knowledge into practice?

Activity as Presented to Students: (usually in conjunction with the asynchronous discussion forum)

evaluation.gifKey Items Reflection Assignment


You will submit a summary of what they feel have been the most important points covered in the course during this module and relate this to your own teaching goals. This exercise has four functions:

  • It helps you reinforce and synthesize the material covered.

  • It personalizes the material, adapting it to your own specific professional needs.

  • You get a multitude of perspectives on the week's subject and how it could be useful to you.

  • It gives insight to the instructor to understand what parts of the course have been effective and what may need to be taught in more depth the next time.


Post your assignment in this forum by the date it appears in the course calendar. The Key Item Rubric will be used to evaluate the assignment.


Write a summary of the most significant learning points for YOU this week and how they apply to your work situation. It should include, but not be limited to:

  • How will the information in this module influence the way in which you approach online teaching and learning.
  • What's your greatest "take away" learning from this module?
  • What readings/activities were most/least beneficial?
  • What would you change about this module? Why?
  • What unanswered questions remain?
  • Include your name in the title of your posting.
  • Reply to your classmates postings as they interest you.

Teaching Strategies:

What are some tips to help the lesson run smoothly? Make sure that you provide adequate feedback on this activity so that students will maintain their motivation to actively reflect on their learning.


Probably none.

Ideas for Activity Evaluation and Teacher Reflection:

How did the students like the lesson? End of semester evaluations should ask about the usefulness and learning accomplished through such activities. Also, the responses in the reflections will help guage how the students are enjoying various aspects of the course in general.

How was student learning verified? This activity is itself a means of verifying learning that was assessed in other manners.

Sample Rubric:

Evaluation Criteria



Not There at All

Evidence of Critical Thinking

Clear evidence of critical thinking--application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Postings characterized by clarity of argument, depth of insight into theoretical issues, originality of treatment, relevance, and sometimes includes unusual insights. Points are well supported.
(2 pts)

Some critical thinking is evident. Postings tend to provide good general answers but may not always apply directly to the content of the module. Assertions not supported by evidence.
(1 pt)

Poorly developed critical thinking
(0 pts)


Well-developed; shows evidence of reflection and/or metacognition; new ideas introduced
(2 pts)

Poorly developed; shows little reflection or metacognition.
(1 pt)

Did not complete the assignment.
(0 pts)


Posted before deadline
(1 pt)

Posted late or not at all
(0 pts)


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