Finding a match: Developing active learning approaches for any class (8/17)

August 17, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Student Instructors, Researchers, Staff, Student Services Staff

Ample evidence from research in education across disciplines has shown that actively engaging students in their learning process has numerous benefits. To facilitate engagement, instructors can incorporate a variety of active learning strategies into their teaching, from minute papers to case studies. Yet, with the extensive list of strategies available, how do we choose activities to best support student learning in our particular courses? In this interactive workshop, participants will collaboratively explore considerations for selecting active learning strategies for different teaching and learning goals. Participants will also consider logistics of implementation and ways to informally gauge the effectiveness of the approach in their course contexts.

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Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Series description

Digital Learning Services (DLS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) are hosting this workshop series that highlights how to transition back to campus while integrating the best aspects of remote instruction into your in-person courses or continuing to teach remotely. The series includes workshops on how to: 

  • Write an effective syllabus

  • Design your course with intention

  • Develop an organized bCourses site

  • Create engaging audio and video course materials

  • Use advanced features in Zoom

  • Integrate active learning into your class, and

  • Meet accessibility standards with Ally