The course that I chose to take was on geology. It is a self-paced, interactive course with a lot of great information about the different types of rocks. This is a good course for students that need a visual learning experience. There are videos, interactive activities, and actual pictures of the different types of rocks: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. It is not only informational, but it is also extremely kid-friendly. There are objectives, instructions for use, and ideas for class discussions. The Marzano Strategies that I found evidence of were as follows:
The benefits that I found to this lesson were the useful information given and that it was kid-friendly. The challenges that I found were that there was no collaborative learning or feedback/interaction with the instructor. As a student who is taking courses online, I find the collaborative piece of my classes one of the most important parts. I learn an awful lot from my peers. I also find the feedback from my instructor extremely valuable and I think all online courses should incorporate those aspects to help students be successful learners.