Active Learning is about students taking responsibility of their own learning. Rather than just listening to the teacher, they will be actively engaged in learning activities such as problem-solving, discussions or group work.
Because students learn more when they participate in the process of learning, whether it’s through discussion, practice, review, or application.
❶ Active Learning promotes independent, critical and creative thinking
❷ It encourages effective collaboration
❸ It increases student investment, motivation and performance
⦿ Make your lectures more interactive by flipping them and use class time for active learning.
⦿ Encourage collaborative learning with social media, online group conversation/forum discussions and collaborative writing.
⦿ Involve your students in the production of content such as a short film, poster, glossary, wiki or e-bricolage.
⦿ Use gamification and game-based learning. Technology can be used in many ways ranging from attributing badges in Moodle to using web-based or virtual simulations.
⦿ Make assessment and feedback a two-way process. Use Electronic Management Assessment (EMA) and enable peer assessment/feedback and self-assessment with Moodle and other tools.