Course Level
Knowledge Unit
Fundamental Programming Concepts
Collection Item Type
Other Material Type

This is a team-based classroom activity using Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). Teams of 3-4 students work together to learn about markup in general, HTML markup in particular, and related issues. Part 2 of the activity focuses on HTML documents and links.


To learn more about implementing POGIL:

  • Check out Clif and Helen Hu's POGIL "Teaching Paper"┬áin this collection.
  • Check out the CS- POGIL for more information on using POGIL in your computer science courses ( For general information on POGIL, see The POGIL Project (
  • Attend a 1/2-day or 1-day POGIL workshop or a 3-day POGIL Summer Regional Workshop to learn more about how to effectively facilitate a POGIL classroom and develop effective POGIL activities.

NOTE: The attached file is the student's version of the activity. Please contact the author for the teacher's version with solutions and additional information.

Engagement Highlights

This activity uses Collaborative learning through Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL). Additionally, by providing opportunities for interactions with faculty, activities such as these can help to build student confidence and professional identity.

Materials and Links

Computer Science Details

Programming Language
Other Programming Language

Additional Details

Prerequisites / Prep Materials

see Facilitator Information in activity

Lessons Learned / Pitfalls

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Estimated Time to Complete

1 hour / 1 class period

Material Format and Licensing Information

Material Format
Technology Platform Required
Not Specified/Unknown
Creative Commons License

Author's Institutional Information

Institution Type
Baccalaureate Colleges - Liberal Arts
Community Type
City Midsize