Active Learning in online classes: Lessons from the front line

Nicole Mitchell

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    In response to the rapid transition to ‘online’ halfway through Session 1 2020, and drawing on my background as an Educational Designer, I developed a guide to Active Learning in Online Classes. In this guide, I share some of the ideas and techniques (screen share, annotations, pre-class activities and questioning techniques) which I used in my 3 hour long, weekly Zoom classes during Session 1 and 2.

    The impact of the techniques used included:
    • Students actively engaged
    • Students came prepared for in class discussion
    • Students wanted a 3 hour online ‘class’ experience which closely resembled my on campus classes.

    By sharing my ideas, it is hoped that lecturers will be inspired to use more active learning techniques in their online settings; and perhaps this (not entirely) new way of teaching can be harnessed to help reimagine learning at Charles Sturt. (note: an electronic link to the guide will be provided to conference participants)

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020


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