Andrea Eriksen Mini-Course: Designing Inquiry Based Science Lab Activities
This course introduction page shows what key information should be provided about each mini-course. This is only an example. Feel free to modify/adapt as you'd like. I want our mini-courses to be creative, instead of only uniformed.
Designing Inquiry Based Science Lab Activities
Overview and Purpose
This section provides the learner with an inviting and engaging introduction to the topic of your mini-course, specifies the target learner, and gives an overview of how this course works. The importance of the topic may be demonstrated through problem scenarios, storytelling, case analysis, statistics, etc.
Feel free to name and organize this section (and other sections) in a way that is most effective for your mini-course. For example, designers from the past sometimes set this section into two parts: Instruction, Course Overview (How This Course Works).
Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that your mini-course means to address.
State the course-level objectives here. Sometimes, when the course objectives actually map onto the unit objectives, it is fine to combine the objectives with the following unit structure to state the objective(s) of each unit.
This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.
Brief Overview ...
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To place the above picture, first I uploaded it using the Upload file button in left pane. Then in Edit on this page I typed File:thenameofmypicture.jpg in double brackets. For the advanced features I added after jpg the following
|thumb - puts the image in a frame and allows me to add a width for my image
|300px - using any number sets the width of the image
|left - or right sets the alignment and allows text to wrap around the other side
|any text - place after the final pipe will be added as a caption to the image
The video for adding images can be found on youtube here.