Active learning includes any way students engage with information that is not passively receiving it (i.e. lectures, reading of set texts or watching a video). Through organising, analysing, problem-solving, designing, discussing or many other active tasks, students are better able to remember and understand the information and make creative connections with it.
This section includes articles on student engagement, interactive resources, icebreakers, quizzes and polling, active pedagogies such as flipped learning and some of the tools that can be used to promote active learning.
Highlights from the Active Learning Network conference.
See our video interview with Huddlecraft from UWE’s Festival of Learning.
Motivate your students to learn by considering how games engage their players.
Explore new slide types in Mentimeter.
Seppo can help us to achieve the strategic aims of providing ‘innovative learning strategies and environments’ and ‘experiences of practice-based learning within and outside the University’.
Seppo is an online tool currently being trialled in FET for location-based learning and game-based learning.
Please read the whole of this guidance before using Padlet with UWE students.
On 1st October we trialled our new software for location-based learning, Seppo, with the fantastic Urban Orienteering event around Bristol.
Compare the different tools for running asynchronous tests and quizzes.
Some ideas for active learning in webinars using Microsoft Whiteboard.
These short, engaging activities can be subject-relevant as well as providing a talking point for students.
What is flipped learning? ‘Flipped learning’ or ‘the flipped classroom’ are recent buzz words/phrases in education. Flipping is an approach…
You can use Mentimeter within your Panopto recordings to keep them interactive just as you would in a classroom.
Suggestions for active learning activities using Panopto tools.
Encourage students to get more from your video recordings by adding bookmarks, taking notes and discussing with classmates.
Options for running a synchronous test or quiz in a classroom or webinar.
Using breakout groups, polling and feedback icons for interaction in Collaborate.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 2. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
Add interactivity to your videos using Panopto quizzes, Mentimeter or Xerte.
A simple way to add quizzes into your Panopto recordings.
Mentimeter for Teaching Part 1. This series explores how Mentimeter can enrich the student experience and boost engagement.
Learn how to hide results, close a poll and share both the results and the presentation itself.
A quick guide to help you find your way around the Mentimeter polling tool.
Case study on flipped learning and using desktop recording to provide teaching materials, by Senior Research Fellow Juliet Jain.
Find out more about this browser-based tool for creating interactive and accessible online resources.
One way of making webinars more interactive, engaging and useful for learners is to use polling
Make sure students know how to use equipment safely with an interactive online guide.
Catherine Hobbs and Ben Drew have been using the flipped classroom approach in their teaching for several years now.
A discussion of two ways of facilitating student-created content.