Creating the Active Classroom 201

Last month our “Creating the Active Classroom 101” blog addressed some easy methods faculty could implement into your class with minimal disruption to your current teaching style. This month LIT would like to share more active classroom methods that build on last month’s 101. To facilitate student involvement, reflection, interaction, and enjoyment in the learning […]

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Creating the Active Classroom 101

Promoting an active classroom doesn’t require a lot of major changes to your current teaching style. What it does require is incorporating simple engagement techniques that get your students up, moving, and interacting with your classroom content. “Students generally have difficulty connecting abstract knowledge with real-life applications” (Glaser & Struss, 1967). Providing your students with […]

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Engage Your Students in Class Using Top Hat

LIT conducted its Top Hat pilot during the summer 2018 semester. Top Hat is a product that leverages students’ devices, specifically their laptops and cell phones, during your classroom presentations. Top Hat integrates with your presentation software, and video content so you can embed quiz questions while you teach – creating better student engagement. And […]

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Engineering: Students Learning vs. Professors Teaching

Are your students’ learning styles compatible with your teaching style? “To teach is to engage students in learning.” Quote, from Education for Judgment by Christensen et al, [1]. For engineering faculty, the real challenge is not covering the material, but making sure students understand the material. It’s important to know that while presenting your content to […]

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