Promoting Deeper Learning with Online Scavenger Hunting

Over the past 10 years in my online courses, I've used scavenger hunting as a fun way for students to investigate a topic, find answers to questions, and create a final project. A scavenger hunt requires students to actively search for a variety of types of media. This is different from an ordinary assignment, which often only requires one type of resource, such as academic articles or the textbook. By forcing students to search a variety of types of media, the scavenger hunt better teaches the twenty-first-century skill of information gathering from different sources, which is what students will need to do in the real world.

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