Active Learning“We might think of active learning as an approachto instruction in which students engage thematerial they study throughreading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting.Active learning stands in contrast to "standard"modes of instruction in which teachers do most ofthe talking and students are passive.” What Is Active Learning?, U of Minn, Center for Teaching & Learning
Quality MattersLearner Interaction and Engagement5.2 Learning activities provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning.Types of interaction include student-instructor, student-content, student-student. Active learning involves students engaging by “doing” something, such as discovering, processing or applying concepts and information. Active learning implies guiding students to increasing levels of responsibility for their own learning.
Interactions: Classroom vs Web• Student to Instructor• Student to Content• Student to Student
OutcomesThe learner will be able to… demonstrateunderstanding / knowledge by…Doing what?What are the deliverables (artifacts)?How will we assess / evaluate the learning?
Evaluation ResourcesAssociation for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education http://course1.winona.edu/shatfield/air/rubrics.htmWorking Toward a Fair Assessment of Students’ Reflective Writing http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational- assessment/working-toward-a-fair-assessment-of- students-reflective-writing/
Web 2.0A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user- generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Wikipedia, Retrieved 8/10/2012 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0
Blackboard Groups & Assignments• Assignment for the next couple of weeks:• Participate in a group that will develop a learning experience related to blended learning. Create a pre-classroom activity, classroom activity, and post classroom activity to support one or more learning outcomes. Post the pre-activity assignment by adding a thread to unit three discussion area.
Credits• Street Lamp, CC-BY by L.C.Nøttaasen• Interactions Matrix, CC-BY-NC-SA by Jason Rhode