Active learning is an engaging form of learning that involves higher-order thinking skills such as evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. It is much more effective than the passive learning that occurs when students simply listen to a lecture or watch a powerpoint presentation. When engaged in active learning, students are forced to process and apply the information that they learned.
Watch this video to understand how professors of online courses can create opportunities for active learning.
This well-developed presentation outlines 6 characteristics of effective online courses: access to technology, clear guidelines and procedures, participation, collaborative learning, transformative learning, assessment and evaluation. Six Characteristics of Effective Online Courses by Christopher T. Davis, Ph.D.
Watch this presentation to learn how to devise instructional strategies based on 4 major learning theories: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, and Connectivism. Learning Theory and Online Course Design developed by Martha Schwer and Jennifer Lewis, based on presentations from the 2012…