1.7.5 The First Challenge

Now you know all about the Learning to Learn challenges, you’re ready to complete the first one—the Web Evaluation Challenge [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . This challenge is optional, and you don’t have to complete it before continuing with the next section of the course. You could even come back and complete the challenge later.

Activity 1.6: The Web Evaluation Challenge

Allow about 90 minutes for this activity.

This is a required activity for Challenge 1: The Web Evaluation Challenge.

If you have not done so already, you should complete Activities 1.3 and 1.4 as preparation for this challenge. The time taken to complete these activities is not included in the 90 minutes listed above.

To complete the Web Evaluation Challenge itself you need to:

  1. Conduct PROMPT evaluations for two websites. (If you need to revisit the PROMPT checklist, click here.)
  2. Enter the results of each PROMPT evaluation into the online form for that evaluation:

Activity 1.7: Reflecting on the Web Evaluation Challenge

Allow about 10 minutes for this activity.

Whether or not you completed the Web Evaluation Challenge, now would be a good time to reflect on your feelings about the challenges in Learning to Learn.

Make an entry in your Learning Journal with the title “Activity 1.7: Reflecting on the Web Evaluation Challenge.” Then, make some notes in response to some or all of the following questions:

  • If you completed the Web Evaluation Challenge, how did you feel before and after you completed it? For example, were you anxious about completing your first challenge or did you feel you could take it in your stride?
  • If you did not complete the Web Evaluation Challenge, why was this? Do you think you will return to the challenge later in the course?
  • Whether or not you completed the challenge, how do you now feel about the remaining Learning to Learn challenges? How many do you think you will attempt? Are you drawn to any particular challenges?

Comment

Reflecting on your studies is a very personal activity so it would be difficult to guess your responses to the questions above. Maybe you decided not to complete the Web Evaluation Challenge at the moment—if so, then you will have your own reasons for this and may have recorded them in your Learning Journal. If you completed the challenge, you may have said something about how you felt afterwards or whether it took more or less time than you expected. Whether or not you completed the Web Evaluation Challenge, we hope you will have identified some challenges that seem partiularly interesting to you, or particularly relevant.

1.7.4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Challenges

1.8 Looking Back and Moving On