Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success


In this workshop, participants will explore strategies and tools to implement active learning in the virtual classroom. Participants will experience ways to motivate students to succeed through varied peer interactions.

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After logging in, participants are provided with a clear starting point that will provide an overview of the workshop goals and explain how to successfully navigate the course. Each module includes readings, lectures, and required activities that must be completed in order to advance to subsequent modules.


Instructional Materials

Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success incorporates a variety of instructional materials to assist participants in their acquisition of knowledge on active learning. Each module introduces topics and concepts with the use of CITT-created lectures and the inclusion of academic journals and websites. Each module concludes with an activity, in which learners will discuss active learning concepts or engage in an activity centered on active learning.

Instructional Materials


Preparing and Motivating Students to Succeed

Preparing and Motivating Students

The Preparing and Motivating Students to Succeed module guides participants through strategies to promote a successful active learning experience. Participants will review factors that influence student motivation, brainstorm solutions to help prepare and support students during active learning, and incorporate strategies in their own classroom. The module ends with participants completing a reflection on how they will include strategies to prepare, motivate, and support students in an active learning environment.


Active Learning Strategies

During the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to self-select an active learning strategy in VoiceThread. Participants will complete a Jigsaw, which is an active learning strategy that helps students construct their own learning. This strategy is used to encourage participants to collaborate with one another to achieve a common goal.  Participants must create a discipline-specific assessment that demonstrates key components of peer-to-peer or group learning assignments. After submitting their presentation to VoiceThread, participants will upload a reflection about how they have used active learning strategies in their previous courses, or would like to use them moving forward.

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Badge Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success

This is the first workshop in a three-part series designed for participants to earn the Rethinking Assessment certification. Successful completion of all workshop requirements earns participants an open badge. This includes a course description and the criteria required to receive the badge.