In any given course, students select from required or choice quests, completing a certain number in each level of the course to proceed toward course completion. As students complete level requirements, higher levels and quests within unlock and become available to students at their own pace.
Each quest contains a set of carefully curated resources—openly available materials, links to high-quality sites, books, videos, and more—which students use to inform their understanding.
At regular intervals, quests prompt students to create “artifacts”—authentic work products that will be used for demonstrating proficiency in the given level. Artifacts can be individual works or can be created by a group of students in a group quest.
Quests are also designed to engage students in reflection and to generate feedback from mentors, either directly or via the Quest!™ app.
While students work through quest activities sequentially, mentors have unrestricted access to each quest and can view each student’s progress through their quests. Mentors receive requests for feedback from students and respond with individual or small-group discussions at the given moments in a student’s work.