New meta-analysis: Active learning improve student performance

While we have more and more data that active learning techniques improve student learning, this field has been sorely needing a systematic review of the evidence on active learning. Recently, a crackerjack team of education researchers stepped up to the…

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Getting Students On-Board with Clickers and Peer Discussion

Getting Students On-Board with Clickers and Peer Discussion

I work a lot with faculty who are considering using clickers and peer instruction. Many faculty confide in me that they are concerned that students will push back against this method. Nationwide surveys of faculty have shown that this is…

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Flipped Classrooms

Flipped Classrooms: To Flip or Not to Flip

A lot has been written of late about the flipped classroom. When I Google “flipped classroom” about 5,420,000 results appear! With such a plethora of online resources, articles, blog posts and studies dedicated to the subject, we need to examine…

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