Tech, Productivity, Online Education

6 Principles for Active Learning


Notes from the session by David Lindrum and Kay Christensen from Soomo Learning titled Making Active Learning Practical at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference.

The basics of active learning:

“Students must do more than just listen: They must read, write, discuss, or be engaged in solving problems…And must engage in…analysis, sythesis, and evaluation” - Bonwell and Eison, 1991

Questions and assessments need to address all all levels of Bloom’s Taxanomy. If you only have higher level questions then it is all opinion and lower level it is just aswering questions without interacting and engaging with the content

6 Principles of Active Learning

1. Ask questions

2. Explore Values

3. Write

4. Discuss

5. Apply

6. Solve Problems