To engage learners in the learning process, you want to create opportunities where learners talk about the content they are studying, manipulate the content and work with it. Learners need to be able to understand and apply content they are learning, not simply memorize it. In this video tutorial by learning expert Karl Kapp, you will discover how creating active learning within your motivates learners, leads to higher levels of retention and makes it more exciting and engaging for you as the instructor.
- If lectures aren't effective for learning, what is?…The answer is engagement, action, and activity.…You need to promote and incorporate activities…into your classroom or online environment…that encourage learners to engage with the content…beyond merely reading it or hearing it.…You need to create opportunities where learners…talk about the content that you're studying,…manipulate the content, and work with it.…Learners need to be able to understand…and apply the content, not simply memorize it.…
Active learning changes the learner from a passive vessel…that needs to be filled into an engaged participant…who crafts her own knowledge through discovery,…application, and good old fashioned trial and error.…There are four primary reasons why you should use…active learning techniques in your classroom…or online environment.…First, research shows that active learners…do better than passive learners.…Research has been pretty clear…on the value of active learning.…In fact, one study showed that active learning…can boost exam scores by as much as six percent.…
- Understanding the value of engaged learners
- Using index cards and flip charts
- Role playing
- Asking learners to give presentations
- Using blogs, wikis, and other collaborative tools