Learners will...
  1. understand the importance of doing assignments and homework each week
  2. experience a video activity
  3. understand the relationship between assignments and discussions
Each module or lesson will require you to some sort of activity. The activities are designed to provide an opportunity for you to either apply what you are learning or to look more deeply into the concept about which you are learning.
As a responsible adult learner, you are expected to complete the activities assigned within the timeframe allotted. You are typically given one week to complete the activity and any other assignment for that module, lesson or unit. Very few instructors will grant extensions for assignments. They simply don't have the time it takes to keep track of late assignments.
If there are reading assignments posted, it is expected that you do the reading in a timely fashion, as well. Some learners try to complete the discussions without doing the reading, and quite frankly, it shows. Learners who read their assignments prior to responding to the discussions tend to provide much more insightful comments than those who do not do the readings.
What am I trying to say here? Do all of the homework and assignments each week!

Question 1

Are you part of a lost generation? Is there a lost generation? What do you think? Explain.

Question 2

What would be your message to the world about your own generation? What do people of your generation value? What do they care about? What do they feel powerless about?

Sample Activity

Different instructors will provide different kinds of opportunities for you to learn through varied activities. You may be asked to go on your own personalized field trip, online or in your community. Some instructors will have you watch a web video or create your own. They try to provide a variety of types of activities as a way to meet your learning style. Below is a sample of a kind of video you might find in a module or lesson at UTTC.
Remember, your discussion questions are almost always tied to the activities and readings for the week. See how the discussion questions are tied to the activity in this example.
Take a look at the video below. It was developed as part of a contest for youth sponsored by the AARP focused on what things will be like when they are 50 years old. Think about it.