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Active Learning

"Active Learning" is generally defined as any instructional activity that engages students to participate in the learning process, often in groups. This is in contrast to the traditional lecture format where students passively receive information from the instructor.

Teaching and Learning Commons continues to introduce new collaborative classrooms and other active learning initiatives to assist instructors in utilizing interactive modes of teaching. In addition to the list below, new/prototype resources are continually being developed. If you are interested in participating, please let us know.


Student Engagement While Transitioning to Hybrid or Remote Teaching

Silhouette of Mountaineer with mask on

Course Planning and Contingency Preparedness

  • Adapting in the age of COVID-19
  • Maintain interactivity for communication and engagement
  • Reliable strategies and tools for synchronous and asynchronous modalities

Wireless Teaching Pilot

Solstice Pilot Initiative

  • Use your own familiar mobile device
  • Untether from the lectern and engage with students
  • 4 simultaneous users can collaborate/participate

Infographics (provided by Applied Human Sciences)

Collaborative Furniture Testing

Demonstrations & Testing Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019

  • Popular furniture brands on display
  • Side-by-side "Try before you buy" opportunity
  • Promotes Team-Based Active Learning

Collaborative Classrooms

Contains Collaborative Furniture and/or Technology

  • Loose table-chair, tablet-arm chair, or swivel-chair units
  • More easily used for group/team work
  • Often with displays with signal-input for students

TLC Workshops

Request your own session or view one of these:

External Resources: