Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Overview: Using active teaching techniques can lead to more effective, gratifying, and memorable learning outcomes. Student attention often begins to decline after 10 to 15 minutes of lecture (Stuart, John, & Rutherford, 1978); retention also drops considerably after the first 10 minutes (Hartley & Davies, 1978). This can be problematic when your class lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes! Utilizing active learning strategies can help. Most people learn better from actively engaging with material than they do from passively listening to a speaker or reading from a textbook. Active learning strategies have students “doing” things—analyzing, creating, role playing, experiencing, reflecting, etc.
What is active learning?
Active learning classroom provides a video routing solution used in multi-screen environments, such as active learning rooms, overflow spaces, and confidence monitors. The drag-and-drop interface allows users to quick and easy route video in real-time all using BiJie Interactive Boxes and without any software.