Brainstorm a list of WIIFM (what’s in it for me?) from a student perspective.

If you can’t think of more than “because you should know it,” then you need to talk to your students and get a better sense of where they are in their learning and where they are going.

If you know your students well but you still have a hard time determining the relevance of a particular learning outcome, perhaps you should consider removing this content from your course.

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  • A Domain of One's Own – WIIFM? (Helen DeWaard, @hj_dewaard)

    Taking a look at the student’s thinking for creating a domain of their own – in the Faculty of Education. New teachers need to know what’s in it for them if they will take on the challenges of creating their own domain. Here are five reasons to consider DoOO and some resources to prompt more… Read more »

  • Enter Stage Right (Terry Greene, @greeneterry)

    What’s in it for me? Extend Edition:

  • WIIFM – writing an essay (Jen Booth, @JenBoothatGC)

    Students everywhere collectively groan when told they will need to write an essay. I spend significant time in class trying to build a case for the research essay. So, I think this works really well for a “What’s In It For Me” list. WIIFM – the Research Essay process learn to use the library databases… Read more »

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