Real Time Synchronous Active Learning in Face-to-Face, Virtual, or Hybrid/Blended Modes (Part I)

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All sessions will be held in Zoom. Please register through our Summer Programming website.


This two-part workshop offers a guided opportunity to review the synchronous active learning strategies used in previous course offerings and consider which activities to keep, which to modify or remove, and what activities to add for upcoming course(s) to facilitate student engagement and learning. Our discussion will include synchronous active learning activities completed individually (e.g., polling, reflection) and in groups (e.g., collaborative brainstorming, small group discussions, think-pair-share), and activities that are face-to-face, online/virtual, or a combination.

Ideal for faculty and instructors who: 

  • Want to refine or add synchronous active learning strategies to their course(s) that offer face-to-face or virtual/online participation
  • Want to gather ideas and feedback from colleagues who have tried various “real time” active learning strategies or are considering similar strategies and approaches 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reflect on previous offerings of your course to identify what synchronous active learning opportunities worked well, what opportunities need modification or to be removed, and where you might want to add synchronous learning opportunities to facilitate student engagement and learning
  • Identify the purpose of using individual and group synchronous active learning activities within your course and where they might be most beneficial within the overall structure of your course
  • Collaboratively brainstorm with colleagues to discuss potentially effective strategies and their implementation, and to address gaps, challenges, and questions related to your course(s)
  • Select promising synchronous active learning strategies for your course that align with your other course elements (e.g., learning outcomes, assessments, other teaching and learning activities).

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