Have you ever been asked to tackle a task or problem? Sometimes knowing how to get started is the biggest challenge. Would it help to be handed all the resources and you have to solve it. It would be like getting that bunk bed from IKEA; you have this box with everything you need, but still the task seems ominous.
As teachers are using more digital content, there is the endless possibility to provide challenging tasks and problems for students to wrestle with. But to keep them engaged, teachers can create a digital learning experience that presents the problem, provides all the tools necessary (concepts, practice, research…) and encourages collaboration and discussion.
Here are the slides from a presentation on Creating Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences presented at the CMC conference.