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Tag: active learning

How to Make Your Teaching More Engaging

An Advice Guide from the Chronicle of Higher Education By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Consider a student in an introductory math class — let’s call him Alex. Alex had some unpleasant experiences with math in high school. When he got to college, he tested into a math course below the level that would count toward his […]

January 13, 2021

Infographic: Engaging Learners via Zoom

Zoom has become an invaluable tool in online teaching. However, distance learning presents its fair share of additional challenges. The most common challenge faced by educators is maintaining active learner engagement. A lack of face-to-face accountability makes it easy for students to lose motivation and feel an increased sense of isolation. Follow these simple tips […]

March 27, 2020

Echo360 Academic Champions Grant – Applications due April 12th

A grant has been established to assist and support our innovative faculty with embedding the use of Echo360 within their courses. Applications can be aimed at developing effective academic practice. There are up to eight awards available in 2019 to academics, researchers and education professionals. If selected, grant recipients will receive $3,000 USD. Half will […]

March 27, 2019

Give Learners Better Guided Notes for Recall and Retention

Teachers can better coach students on the science  of learning and memory by using simple guided notes.  Try this strategy while students are coming in to class, following a learning unit, or provide for use whenever students think they need it. You can also coach students on how and why to create their own guided notes. […]

March 24, 2017

Six Simple Ways to “Activate” Your Lecture

Many instructors have heard about “active learning” and likely at some point been implored to incorporate it into their teaching. The term often engenders images of large scale group activities, use of tools that take a great deal of effort to create, or things that are time intensive. At its simplest, “Active Learning” is anything […]

January 23, 2017