Remote Active Learning Activities

How do you engage your students in active learning when you can't work with them in person?

Believe it or not, you do it already. Students may spend a few hours a week with you in the classroom, but they spend many multiples of that time learning on their own or with their classmates. Even if you have limited synchronous contact with students, there are many ways that you can help them attain learning outcomes.

Use the active learning techniques matrix below for ideas. In addition to techniques, short descriptions are included that will help you implement them. Some of these are very low-tech, while others are high-tech.

There are techniques for both synchronous and asynchronous class formats. Whether synchronous or asynchronous, active learning techniques are likely to increase engagement, inclusion, and student performance, and serve to help build community in your course.

ACTIVE LEARNING TECHNIQUES