Feel free to review the following resources for ideas about how to incorporate active learning into your courses.
- Getting Students Involved by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- Quick Before It Dries: Setting the Pattern for Active Participation from Day One by the Center for Teaching and Learning.
- The Active Learning Site. Maintained by Charles C. Bonwell, this succinct site provides a rather complete active learning bibliography, some interesting research summaries, and some good links.
- Online Bibliography of Active Learning from Ohio State University.
- Active Learning: Creating Excitement in the Classroom. A brief article appearing in the National Teaching and Learning Forum by Bonwell and Eison.
- Active Learning by L. Dee Fink. A concise introduction to the topic.
- Active Learning on the Web by Bernie Dodge, Department of Educational Technology, University of South Florida.
- Active and Cooperative Learning by Richard Felder. Discusses a range of strategies, with emphasis on technical and engineering courses. Full text of several papers by Dr. Felder.
- Introduction to Active/Cooperative Learning. A collection of resources compiled by the Foundation Coalition, one of eight engineering coalitions funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Innovations in STEM Education. The website of the National Institute for Science Education at the University of Wisconsin. Resources on collaborative learning (including Cooper and Robinson's outstanding annotated bibliography on cooperative learning), learning through technology, and assessment of learning.
- Active Reviewing Guide. Active and experiential learning and reflection.
- Study Tips for Active Learning. Tips for students from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. You may want to encourage your students to follow these guidelines.
- 101 Things You Can Do the First Three Weeks of Class Tips for getting your class off on the right foot; includes specific strategies for encouraging active learning.
- "The Evolution of a Biology Course: From Student Passivity to Student Accountability" by Judy Moore and Eric Mould. Instructors recount their experiences transforming an introductory biology course to a student-centered model; particularly interesting is the way they manage to incorporate active learning into their curriculum while covering all required content.
- "Large Class FAQ: Active Learning Elements" (pdf). This pdf file from Penn State's Schreyer Institute for Teachinng Excellence includes useful guidelines and tips.
- "Designing Smart Lectures". A Center for Teaching and Learning online workshop, covers the basics of planning, designing, and delivering effective lectures. For particular ways in which active learning can be used, see the section called "Delivering Lectures."
- "Active Learning with PowerPoint". A Center for Teaching and Learning online workshop, it focusing on strategies for using PowerPoint to encourage active learning both in and out of class. Strategies are explained and illustrated with sample slides.
- Cooperative Learning Group Activities for College Learning (pdf). This open source book was prepared by Alice Macpherson of the Kwantlen University College.