Mars Rover: Relevancy and Current Events

Current events related to your subject matter can be a powerful source to make your courses engaging and relevant to your learners. Here is a great example at NASA’s JPL website that gives a visual demonstration of how the new Mar’s rover landed on the surface of our second nearest planetary neighbor this morning. No more giant airbags are necessary like the ones used with previous lander missions. This one touches down on the planet similar to my favorite Atari game of the 1970’s, “Lunar Lander“!

It is easy to add links such as this one to your Moodle course:

  1. In your Moodle course content area click on “Add a resource”
  2. Choose URL as in the screen shot below.