From:                              Anthony Valentine

Sent:                               Friday, October 05, 2012 11:48 AM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))


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Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)

Thank you for submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints, etc.) to


Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Effective use of PowerPoint


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Show You Tube videos comparing two different PowerPoint presentations and have students compare and contrast


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:Communications


What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

Your Answer:Develop an effective PowerPoint presentation


What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

Your Answer:By the end of the lesson students will be able to list three reasons for using a more effective PowerPoint


Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:Small Group


Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer:Portion of One Class


List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Computers


Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer:Provide a YouTube link
Provide questions for critical thinking
Allow for discussion


List Additional Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any supplemental files to the QEP Director.

Your Answer:Handout.


SPC established as its definition of critical thinking: The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.


Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:

Your Answer:

  • Communication
  • Evaluation
  • Analysis
  • Reflection


How will this improve our students’ ability to think critically?

Your Answer:They go to the source (web) to compare, contrast, and evaluate.


Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer:Yes




If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at or call (727) 341-3110