From:                              Holly Hoopes

Sent:                               Friday, April 24, 2009 3:01 PM

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: How Switches increase speed


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: This RLO explains how switches improve network performance.


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Business Technologies


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

Your Answer: 5.The student will implement remote access using Virtual Private Network (VPN) and dial up connections.


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

Your Answer: 5.The student will learn to implement remote access using Virtual Private Network (VPN) and dial up connections by: d.configuring and troubleshooting routing and switching.


Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual, Large 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: ANGEL connectivity.


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

Your Answer: In CEN 1305 go to Lessons tab, click on "How Switches speed transmission" link.


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:


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: Evaluation, Analysis, Synthesis, Reflection


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

Your Answer: This activity will help clarify an abstract concept which will allow the student to develop a full understanding and not just rote memorization.


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