IR-on-Demand Short Course: Active Learning in Large Lectures
The Institute for Teaching and Learning’s new, asynchronous IR-on-Demand Short Course initiative provides instructors with access to local, national, and international subject matter experts who share experience in implementing active learning across a variety of disciplines. In this IR-on-Demand short course offering, Benjamin Wiggins, PhD, from the University of Washington focuses on the use of active learning in large lecture settings. Wiggins has extensive experience both practicing and researching active learning and provides guidance and information on planning and implementing 12 specific strategies in this course. Following the course, participants will be fully prepared to further engage students in the learning process.
The course may be completed asynchronously and at participant’s own pace, with no set deadline for completion. Participants should expect approximately two to six hours of work involved in each of the four steps of the course. Optional discussion board-based opportunities to engage with other participants and receive peer feedback are available.
After this workshop participants will be able to:
- Identify and address significant barriers to learning and other instructional problems or challenges.
- Improve instruction through effective implementation of active learning strategies.
- Evaluate the impact and/or effectiveness of instructional practices employed.
You may register here. This course is asynchornous from Sept. 27 and will take approximately four weeks.
If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
All members of the university community are welcome in Drake Institute activities, programs, services, and employment —regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.
Institute for Teaching and Learning programming is offered in accordance with university guidelines associated with in-person and remote activities. The Institute will inform registrants of delivery modifications should those guidelines change.