Allow students to connect their mobile devices to the classroom microphone system. Great for mixed (remote and in-class) discussions.
Run live polls in your face-to-face and broadcast courses.
Increase engagement, gauge prior knowledge, assess learning, and create opportunities for students to interact.
Using active learning strategies in your course can help your students achieve better learning outcomes.
Students learn better when they're paying attention, so chose instructional strategies that reduce cognitive load and make it easier for students to participate and pay attention. Consider the first principles of instruction:
- Center instruction on real-world tasks or problems
- Provide structure for organizing new knowledge by directing students to recall prior knowledge
- Demonstrate new knowledge in context of real world problems
- Direct students to practice applying the new knowledge and provide feedback
- Encourage students to integrate their new knowledge into their life