This MOOC, “Engaging Students in Active Learning”, is part of the “MOOCs for Teachers” series. It is addressed mainly to teachers who want to improve their effective support to students. It is also addressed to the ones who already engage students in their lessons, but still want to re-think about it and enhance even further the results of this collaboration. Any other participant interested in understanding the dynamics of learning is welcome to bring his/her distinct perspective.
The collaboration between all the subjects involved (teachers, students and tutors); the open-minded approach to embrace the perspective of each participant; the courage to continuously try something new; and the strong attitude to make students succeed are some of the key factors for an effective learning experience.
In this MOOC you’ll have the chance to listen about these factors directly from the voice of teachers who are familiar with active learning in very different contexts. You will have the chance to listen some tips to try active learning in your course, and go through a set of tools we will provide you and some useful resources shared by other institutions: you are invited to adapt them to your learning goals and try them in your classes.
In this MOOC you’ll meet the following guests: Azra Aksamija (Associate Professor at MIT, USA) Katsusuke Shigeta (Associate Professor at Hokkaido University, Japan), Patricia Christie (PhD, instructor at Experimental Study Group, MIT, USA) and Jonathan Velázquez (Associate Professor, at Inter American University of Puerto Rico, USA).
All our guests agreed in sharing their videos under CC licence, and the whole course is released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence, consistently with the content in itself.