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December 9, 2016
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Active Learning Ideas and Activities


The following websites and links provide more background and research findings on Active Learning Classrooms at different institutions across North America.

For classroom and technical orientation, please consult the ALC Orientation Guide

Active Learning at Other Institutions

Active Learning Activities from the University of Michigan

An excellent resource which provides examples of individual and group-based Active Learning Projects (see also additional resources and research from the University of Michigan)

Active Learning Activities from California State University

Includes group and individual project ideas which may be helpful when planning Active Learning classes.

Teaching Considerations at the University of Minnesota
An excellent primer for faculty who are new to teaching in an Active Learning Classroom. This guide provides an overview of some of the most common instructor experiences when teaching in ALCs.

Measuring Student Success in Technology-Enhanced Learning Studio Environments
Read HEQCO's report on student success in Technology-Enhanced Learning Studios (Active Learning Classrooms).

MIT's T.E.A.L Classrooms
Learn about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology-Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms.

McGill's Active Learning Classrooms
Learn about McGill's Active Learning Classrooms.

North Carolina State University's Active Learning Environments
Learn about North Carolina State's Student-Centred Active Learning Environments for Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP).

Promoting Active Learning in Technology-Infused Learning Environments at the University of Iowa
Read the article from the Journal of Learning Spaces' February 2012 edition.

 Shared Faculty Resources

Dr. Mercedes Rowinsky's Active Learning Presentation
Download Dr. Rowinsky's Powerpoint presentation on Active Learning presented on December 12, 2013.

Dr. Ken Maly's Active Learning Presentation
Download Dr. Maly's Powerpoint presentation on Active Learning presented on December 12, 2013.

Active Learning Classroom Annual Report 2012-2013
Read the report based on surveys administered to students and faculty who taught and learned in Laurier's Active Learning Classroom in its opening year.