Engaging College Students Using Active Learning Techniques

October 1, 2020

Our knowledge of how students learn has grown significantly over the last few decades. In keeping with this trend, the quality and sheer amount of research on instructional strategies has also grown, and active learning has emerged as an instructional method that can improve learning outcomes for all students, including students from marginalized backgrounds and populations.

In this webinar, participants will learn about active learning techniques that have been shown to improve student learning in the college classroom. They will also learn about the K. Patricia Cross Academy, a free website that provides information about active learning techniques that work in onsite, online, or blended courses. 

Presenter: Claire Howell Major, Professor, Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama

Claire Howell Major is a Professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Alabama. She teaches masters- and doctoral-level education courses focused on teaching and learning in higher education. She also conducts research on pedagogical approaches and student learning and engagement. She has authored and co-authored several books, including four in the Jossey-Bass/Wiley College Teaching Techniques Handbook series with her co-author Elizabeth Barkley: Student Engagement TechniquesInteractive LecturingLearning Assessment Techniques, and Collaborative Learning Techniques.