Nathan Colaner's course, UCOR 2910: Ethical Reasoning in Business, is a highly structured course, which makes sense since it is provides the foundational arguments for multiple ethical theories. On each module landing page Nathan spells out everything students will need to do that week along with the estimated time it will take them. This allows students to plan accordingly and to adjust if they are spending too much time or skimming the material superficially.
Like many other faculty, Nathan sometimes includes a thought provoking video directly into a discussion prompt. It's a great way to kick off the conversation. See the example below. In addition, students are assigned a weekly Module Reflection Journal where they are required to discuss what they are learning with someone outside of the course and then describe that conversation.
EXAMPLE OF A MODULE LANDING PAGE WITH TIME ESTIMATES FOR THE WEEK'S ACTIVITIES
DISCUSSION WITH EMBEDDED VIEDOS TO HELP PROMPT THE DISCUSSION
Each journal entry should be the around 300 words
For this module: Think about two things you learned that week that specifically impacted you. These do not have to be things that I said. These may be things that you learned from other students, or something that you had a negative reaction to, or something else that came to mind as a result of material from this course. Write about these in the form of a journal entry. Describe why these things are important to you, and how you think they may be applicable to your life.
Part of this assignment is to have a conversation about one of the things you learned with someone – anyone that is not currently in this class. This person might be a parent, friend, sibling, roommate, coworker, etc. Tell them what you are learning, and ask for their opinion about it. In your journal, you must briefly describe that conversation.