Keep in mind

Regardless of the kind of distance course to be designed, in regard to planned content or to course modality and media to be used, distance students are likely to be more involved in their distance learning if activities have been developed in terms of the distance context, and if this path is taken into account throughout the course, and if the issues often associated with distance learning are kept in mind, such as the lack of intrinsic motivation connected to a feeling of isolation.

Examples of preferred activities in the design of a distance course: 

  1. Engaging activities
  2. Varied activities
  3. Authentic activities
  4. Collaborative activities
  5. Adaptable activities
  6. Metacognitive activities