Welcome to Practice! To get started, you must first join a Group on the Practice platform. Each Group contains one or multiple Exercises that your Instructor created and assigned to you. All Exercises include an Overview, and all or some of the following learning stages: Prompt & Response, Peer Assessment, Reflection, and Results. The following explains the Overview and four learning stages.
Overview: Every Exercise begins with an Overview. You can see the Overview before an Exercise opens and after an Exercise is complete. The Overview can include background information, competencies, supplemental content, and your Exercise schedule. Access the Overview by selecting the Overview button on the Groups page, next to your Exercise name. When you are ready to dive into the learning stages select the blue Let’s Get Started button. The first stage you’ll unlock is the Prompt & Response stage.
Prompt & Response: This learning stage was designed to prompt frequent practice because we all know “practice makes perfect.” How does it work? First, you will watch a video prompt. After doing so, you will practice a response and then capture your response by recording and uploading a video.
After uploading your video, you may be asked to complete a Self Assessment. After uploading your response and completing a Self Assessment (assuming it was required for your Exercise), you will unlock the Peer Assessment stage.
Peer Assessment: This stage was designed to encourage social learning and crowdsource timely, specific feedback. How does it work? First, you will watch a set number of peer responses to the Prompt & Response video and provide your peers with feedback. There are two types of feedback: an Assessment Form and written feedback. When providing written feedback, you can use the timestamped feature to leave specific, actionable feedback. Completing this stage unlocks the Reflection stage.
Reflection: This stage was designed to prompt self reflection. How does it work? First, you will watch an Model Response to the Prompt & Response video. After watching the Model Response, you will reflect on your own submission. Here, you will identify your strengths and weaknesses in order to hone your future practice. Completing this stage unlocks the Results stage.
Results: This final stage of an Exercise was designed to encourage coaching or mentoring. Here, you can view the feedback you received from your Instructors and peers in one or two ways: score comparison and assessment details. Score comparison displays your average Instructor, peer and Self Assessment score for each Assessment Form question and your total score. Under assessment details, you can dive in a view each assessment you received.
Congratulations! After reviewing your results, you completed your Exercise.