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Active Learning in Blackboard

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Active learning is defined as a process whereby students engage in activities, such as reading, writing, discussion, or problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content.

On March 10 2015, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach posted the article The key to making the shift to active learning (and why technology is not enough) to highlight the need for active learning. She included this graphic visualizing the depth of Active Learning verse Passive Learning. ( see http://plpnetwork.com/2015/03/10/shift-active-learning-technology-answer/)

Active Learning

Active Learning

 

I have decide to do a series of post on active learning and how some of the techniques can be translated into an online environment. I will cover a number of active learning activities and walk you through the tools in blackboard to make the activity happen. In this series I will discuss the following:

  • One Minute Paper
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Fish Bowl Activities
  • Puzzle/Paradoxes
  • Evaluation of another student’s work
  • Jigsaw Group Projects
  • Role Playing
  • Panel Discussions
  • Debates

 

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Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

October 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

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