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  • http://nsse.iub.edu/NSSE_2006_Annual_Report/docs/NSSE_2006_Annual_Report.pdf International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2007, Volume 19, Number 1, 53-63http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/ ISSN 1812-9129Games as an Interactive Classroom Technique: Perceptions of CorporateTrainers, College Instructors and StudentsRita Kumar and Robin Lightner
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  • 1. EngagementTaimi OlsenTennessee Teaching andLearning CenterUTK
  • 2. What does “engaged learning”(also called “active learning”) mean?  Isn’t all learning about being engaged and active (otherwise, it’s not learning)?  Is it possible that some learning activities are more “engaged” and “active” than others?
  • 3. BlogStop here and blog an answer: what learningexperiences—in or out of the classroom—are mostmemorable to you?For instance, I still remember doing a dissection in acollege biology class—but not much more than that…Read one other reflections in your group.Post a comment in response.
  • 4. Research about ActiveLearning Active / engaged learning has been identified as beneficial (Chickering and Gamson, 1987; Bonwell and Eisen, 1991; Barkley 2010) Online courses are often cited by students as “more engaging” (NSSE, 2006) Our beliefs about learning, and the beliefs and habits of our disciplines, can encourage or discourage us to adopt active learning strategies (Kumar and Robin Lightner, 2007).
  • 5. What should we consider?  The level of challenge; analytical, critical, a nd creative thinking, along with reflection; the importance of interacting with us, the instructors; and the use of collaborative and active learning.
  • 6. What Students Experience
  • 7. BlogStop and answer:How can teaching online address some of these issuesraised by the video?This question will be posted on the instructor blog.Post your answer as a commentComment on one other answer
  • 8. Take the EngagementQuizStop and take the engagement quiz (NSSE, 2004)
  • 9. The Networked Student
  • 10. What Could We do to EngageStudents? Learning Communities (groups  set for a semester or longer) Reflection about learning High Impact   Community service or Clinical Practices work  Did a paper or project Active Learning  Worked with other students  Discussed ideas from readings or class with others Social media Web 2.0  (twitter, chats, blogs)  Videos and images for discussion (Flikr, Youtube)  Social bookmarking  Group Projects (wikis)
  • 11. Discussion ForumWhat types of active learning would you findinteresting as a learner? What types of activitiescould enhance your course and your learningoutcomes for your students?Post your answers on the discussion forum.Read and respond to two other answers.