Thanks to Ang, Lisa, Lynn, Robin, and Mazi for joining me today for an Active Learning Strategies workshop. Our Centre for Teaching and Learning have seen a decline in attendance in our face-to-face workshops. We have seen a big uptake on our asynchronous online modules. We realize our faculty are finding it harder to make it to sessions on campus. The asynchronous online modules offer more flexibility to our faculty. However, some of our faculty prefer their professional learning in a format that includes interactions.
So this semester, having acquired a license for Zoom, we've started piloting synchronous interactive online sessions. Earlier today I ran one on Active Learning Strategies. And we had guests from outside Georgian (Lisa from Conestoga, Lynn from Fleming/McMaster, and Robin from UNT in Texas). I do love how tech bridges the distances so easily. And the more I use Zoom, the more I like it!
Here are some resources introduced during the session today.
- Round Robin mat (PDF)
- Round Robin instructions for students (DOC)
- Analytic Teams mat (PDF)
- Session Handout (PDF)
And here's a link to an earlier post I had on the Round Robin Activity. It has a description of the activity.
And here's the image I shared at the beginning of the session
And lastly, here is Susan Cain's TED Talk