Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Social Constructivism

Community of Inquiry

Passive v. Active Learning

Despite overwhelming research (and common sense) that passive learning is less effective than active learning, many classes emphasize passive approaches.

Passive approaches emphasize:
  • Lectures
  • Readings
  • Watching video
  • Listening to audio
  • Observing demonstrations

Active approaches emphasize:

  • Interaction through discussion
  • Student<->student / faculty<->student interactions
  • Student presentations
  • Group projects
  • Simulations
  • Problem solving

Michael Wesch Video: The Machine is Us/ing Us:

Some Strategies for Actively Engaging Students Online

Using Online Resources to Promote Active Learning in Physics Teaching

Active Learning and Quality in Online Courses

Active Learning Online By the Numbers: A Compilation of Lists from Several Scholars of Active Learning with Technology

UIS Online: Carla

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