How do we get learners to think outside of the course?

Online learning and university programs often make it seem like knowledge is separated into different subjects and that you can learn these things by consulting a single resource, like a textbook or an online course. In reality, this is never the case. No single subject, like biology or mathematics, exists independently of the world around it, and it’s impossible that a textbook or online course can meet all the needs of an individual. Therefore, it’s important to be able to identify additional sources of information beyond the course or book you are using. Knowing where to find something is often times more useful that memorizing it!

This 20 minute activity is designed to help learners identify resources outside of the course that can help them reach their goals.