Welcome to this series on the Top Ten Participatory Learning Activities (PLAs). Each week, I’ll describe PLAs that are effective to use online. Your use of these PLAs will foster better learning and higher motivation in your learners. Each PLA contains an illustration that contains four elements: The name of the activity. Which one of the four types the activity is (that’s

Doing group work is of great benefit to you and your learners. It keeps everyone active on a task. It promotes team building and learning roles. Maybe most importantly, it gives you the chance to focus on a smaller group of learners and engage them in formative feedback, discussion, and coaching, depending on the task

Developing and delivering fully online courses is a novel challenge for many of us. Fortunately, experienced practitioners are sharing their expertise online. If you are struggling to balance all the new demands on your time, podcasts can be an effective start to learning about new approaches while you work out or take care of routine tasks.