Absorb  Do Connect

The Instructional Design Team at WSU Tech uses William Horton's “Absorb Do Connect” design model to create engaging instructional content. 

Absorb activities provide learners with new subject matter to begin the learning process.


Do activities provide learners opportunities to apply and practice new knowledge.


Connect activities provide learners opportunities to demonstrate comprehension of knowledge.

ABSORB - DO - CONNECT is utilized in the newest version of Assignment Checklists.  Check out the example below.

Want to learn more about the Absorb Do Connect model of instructional design?  Below are just a few great web sites to learn more about it!