Step 2: Define the didactical goals and teaching methods

Linking didactical goals and teaching methods

In this step, you will link online teaching methods and learning activities to the content goals you have formulated at step 1. We use four didactic goals that ensure that the subject matter will be remembered longer and better.

  1. Activate prior knowledge: This is a crucial step for learning new content. You can do this by giving homework assignments or for example at the end of a virtual lesson, when you introduce a new subject matter.
  2. Studying the subject matter: Students can read literature and view knowledge clips. We recommend that you offer this as activating as possible. For example, by allowing students to look up information themselves based on self-formulated study goals. For you as a lecturer, it is important to monitor the individual progress of the students.
  3. Processing knowledge: Understanding the subject matter requires deeper processing of the content. You can facilitate this with all kinds of activating learning activities, think of case assignments, discussions, analyses. It is important that the students are guided by you during this process.
  4. Formative evaluation: This is an important part of the learning process and the self-regulation of the student. You create an opportunity to give feedback and feed-forward. There are many ways and tools to do this, think of a quiz, a short assignment, mock exams, peer feedback, self-test, case assignment or presentation.

We have collected online tools that can help you on your way. Click on the link below. Feel free to use the tools in such a way that it suits your purpose.

Online teaching methods

Complete the course scheme. In the last columns, indicate per teaching method what the role of the lecturer and the student is. This helps you to manage the expectation.

Did you complete the course scheme? You are ready to develop your Brightspace course page in step 3!