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Webinar Review: Active Learning

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This is a guest post by PCC Instructor Fran Bozarth.

Webinar Review: Active Learning: Innovative Strategies That Will Dramatically Improve Student Engagement

I’m all about practicality when it comes to getting something out of a Webinar – after all, my time is pretty darned limited. This webinar (broadcast via the SE Campus TLC) led by Canadian biology professor Alice Cassidy didn’t disappoint.

Of course, Cassidy shared some research backing up not only the engagement strategies she presented, but also to support her point that learning really needs to be an active process for students.

Cassidy offered and elicited specific strategies from participants through lenses titled:

  • Get To Know Your Students
  • Active Assignments
  • Hear All Voices
  • Encourage Creativity
  • Invite Feedback

Besides sharing a number of specific, effective engagement strategies, Cassidy also made available some resources such as her website, and links to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed (STLHE.)

The attendees of this webinar agreed that this was a very motivational and practical webinar, and each left with some idea of ways in which some of the strategies could be used in practice.

I know you are busy, and that your time is also valuable. Just the same, if you can eek out an hour somewhere in that crazy schedule of yours, check out this webinar. Find someone to watch it with you. You’ll want to talk over the ideas you encounter.

For a recording of this webinar and others, check out the TLC Trainings page, and look for the webinars listed under the “Previous Trainings” section.

About Heather Mayer

Part-Time History Instructor and Coordinator of the Rock Creek Teaching Learning Center. more »

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