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Curriculum Development 

Building and Teaching Course Content

Absorb, Do, Connect: WSU Tech Instructional Framework

William Horton's learning model divides learning activities into three key types:  Absorb, Do, and Connect.  Activities within each category should be selected to match the learning stage and delivery method.

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Absorb activities provide instruction or information learners need to do their jobs or to further their learning. In absorb activities learners read, listen, and watch. 

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Do activities transform information into knowledge and skills. In Do activities, learners discover, analyze, and, most importantly, apply knowledge.

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These activities prepare learners to apply learning in situations they encounter at work, in later learning efforts, and in their personal lives.

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