Online Resources & Bibliography

Websites With Great Active Learning Activities

Name: Tutorials for Teaching (University of Minnesota: Center for Education Innovation)
Description: Has several online tutorials which give information, advice, examples of best practices, and inspiration to those wanting to use using active learning in their classroom. opens in new window


Name: Interactive Classroom Activities (Brown University: The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning)
Description: Provides directions on how to run various active learning activities, many of which provide instructor feedback about the students’ learning. opens in new window


Name: Designing In-Class Activities: Examples of Active Learning Activities (University of Pittsburgh’s TA Services: Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education)
Description: Provides a list of educational activities to implement with varying class room types, as well as methods for engagement and review. opens in new window


Name: Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom (Charles C. Bonwell, Ph.D. Active Learning Workshops)
Description: Discusses the incorporation of active learning strategies into the daily routine of classroom instruction. Gives practical teaching strategies designed to model the use of active learning in the classroom. Also summarizes and identifies resources for further study.
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Name: World Cafe
Description: The World Café is a powerful active learning method which engages people in deep, thought-provoking conversations. This website provides an overview of the fundamental concepts behind the World Cafe process, and includes facilitator guides for instructors who are interested in hosting a World Café discussion in their class. opens in new window

Teaching Blogs that frequently include active learning activities

  1. opens in new window Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online.
  2. opens in new window ProfHacker delivers tips, tutorials, and commentary on pedagogy, productivity, and technology in higher education.