This is an extremely flexible activity, and one we can and do use across any learning context — face-to-face, online asynchronous, and online synchronous.
For example, we could do this via a formal face-to-face activity in a classroom or workshop, such as think-pair-share, or in an online course where students are asked to comment on each other’s blog posts. It can be something carefully planned or spontaneous in the moment. It can be “closed,” with a specific goal, or entirely open-ended.
I’m sure I may end up doing variation challenges for this but, for today the question in, “What is your ideal activity design for a 2-person assignment?”
Here are some questions you may want to consider
- What is your desired experience for this activity?
- What is your learning goal for the activity?
- What kind of set-up or explanation works best for this kind of activity?
- What are some possible constraints for this design?
Time to Design: <10 min.
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 4
Design Challenge Guidelines