In this interactive session, attendees will learn about various adaptable active learning techniques that can be used in post-secondary or adult learning environments. Techniques that take into account resource limitations, such as lack of time and inflexible classroom setups, will also be discussed. In part one of this session, participants will discuss active learning definitions and brainstorm examples with their peers. During the second part of the session, participants will learn about easy to implement active learning techniques that require no technology. Finally, participants will examine how specific free and freemium technologies can be used to transform the classroom environment into an active learning space. To accomplish the above goals, this session will integrate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy through a variety of scenarios and activities. These activities will allow session participants to explore how they can integrate specific active learning techniques and technologies into their own teaching.
In conclusion, by the end of this session, participants will be able to:
– Define and list a number of active learning techniques that can be applied in different classroom settings.
– Plan a set of active learning exercises that help students practice dispositions from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.