Online learning represents an exciting new way to structure and guide student research efforts so they will focus upon higher-level thinking and rich electronic resources along with good print resources like books and live data from sources such as interviews. Research modules can be an effective way of addressing the standards.
Module Maker guides teachers through the process of creating online research modules for their students. The research model presented on this site is intended to “challenge students to make up their own minds while supplying them with rich information to support such thinking,” and the guidance includes advice on asking good questions, scaffolding the assignment to direct student efforts, and setting up the online module in stages. Module Maker includes examples and templates to help teachers get started with their own online research modules.