Active Learning

Leave the passive classroom in the past—we’ve got everything you need to get active today

Active learning is a farewell to the traditional lecture. Professors who have implemented active learning see better learning outcomes.

To help kickstart (or reinvigorate) your active learning skills, we’ve curated a set of free resources that you can use on the road to creating a more active classroom of your own. Don’t get left behind—it’s time to start active teaching today.

“Active learning is the present and the future of higher ed.”

—John Redden, Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut

“By using active learning techniques in our classrooms and out-of-school spaces, we are not only enabling students to take charge of their education, but also equipping them with the tools they need to solve our biggest problems and chart our country’s course.”

—former U.S. President Barack Obama

Top Hat's Active Learning Course

Blog Post: Active Learning Explained with 8 Real Life Examples

Active learning encompasses many different techniques. In this in-depth article, we detail eight of the most popular tactics that you can start using today.

Over 16,000 professors use Top Hat to engage their students. Now, we’re launching an active learning course. Packed with all the tools, tips and techniques you need to integrate active learning into your class—no matter what discipline you teach.

You’ll learn:

  • Eight of the most popular active learning techniques, including think-pair-share and minute papers
  • How easy and quick it is to implement these techniques in your classroom
  • Examples of each technique being used in a higher ed classroom
Read the free article
Top Hat's Active Learning Course

Course: Transform your class with active learning

Over 16,000 professors use Top Hat to engage their students. Now, we’re launching an active learning course. Packed with all the tools, tips and techniques you need to integrate active learning into your class—no matter what discipline you teach.

This course:

  • Discusses what active learning is and why it’s so much more effective than other teaching methods
  • Talks about the latest pedagogical techniques within active learning
  • Shows examples of active learning in practice, complete with actionable tips for implementing it in your class
  • Highlights the best practices for incorporating technology into a classroom to facilitate active learning
Limited spots–enroll today
Top Hat's Active Learning Course

Free Guide on Active Learning: The Perfect Pedagogy for a Digital Classroom

Whether you’re new to teaching or a seasoned professor, this guide will teach you how to incorporate ongoing assessment—and active learning tactics—in the classroom.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  • Why the read-a-chapter-hear-my-lecture teaching template is being replaced by active learning strategies
  • How faculty are harnessing technology’s potential to implement effective active learning tactics in their classrooms
  • Techniques for gaining more control over your in-class needs by making the most of resources such as digital textbooks
  • How active learning activities such as quick quizzes, debates and think-pair-share can be enhanced and enabled by digital technologies
Download the guide now
Top Hat's Active Learning Course

Webinar: Active Learning, Course Design and the Promise of OER

Join us for a discussion on active learning, course design and the promise of open educational resources, featuring C. Edward Watson, Associate VP at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

In this webinar you’ll discover:

  • Surprising things educators can do to modify courses and help students learn
  • Why Open Educational Resources have been on the rise and the benefits of using them
  • Practical findings from Watson’s books, research in educational psychology and the LEAP framework
Watch the free webinar

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