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
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?
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.
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).
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.
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
Take the EngagementQuizStop and take the engagement quiz (NSSE, 2004)
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)
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.