The modified fishbowl for online active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning means engagement with the course elements and is best manifested when students are busy doing classroom activities and complete outside class work and assignments (Shawer, 2022a; Shawer, 2017). Since positive relationships between academic success and active learning have been established across many disciplines, a professional responsibility is placed on every teacher to […]

The modified fishbowl for active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning takes place when students get engaged with the course elements, take responsibility over learning, are motivated to pursue inside and outside classroom learning, and when they are active participants in classroom activities. Since a large volume of research confirms that active learning improves both the process and outcome of learning, instructors should […]

The 3C strategy for traditional and online active learning

Introduction Active learning involves multiple learner-centered activities, learner responsibly for learning, engagement with course elements, as well as interesting, meaningful, and thought-provoking activities (Shawer, 2022; Shawer, 2017). Active learning research shows improved critical thinking skills, learning retention and transfer, motivation, interpersonal skills, course completion rates, and learning outcomes (Prince, 2004). This makes the ability to […]

Real and virtual lineup activities for active learning classrooms

Introduction Active learning is an approach to instruction involving a broad range of learner-centered instructional strategies, which encourage learner responsibly for their learning and engagement with course elements, including what they should learn, why they should learn it, how to learn it, as well as how to achieve the course learning outcomes. Engaging students with […]

Active learning strategies: How to run online and traditional active learning classrooms?

Introduction Active learning is a quality indicator of course and program effectiveness. When instructors are able to engage students with the course elements, they are in a position to stimulate their motivation and provide them with meaningful learning experiences. They would be also able to materialize learning outcomes (LOs) of their courses and programs. Prior […]