Active Learning

In an Active Learning Classroom (ALC), students engage in the activities that promotes analysis, synthesis and evaluation of learning, by participating in the class and collaborating with each other.  Students do not simply listen and memorize in ALC; instead, students are guided to demonstrate a process, analyze an argument, or apply a concept to a real-world situation.


In this a day long workshop offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, you’ll learn about implementing active learning strategies and evidence-based practice appropriate to the classroom no matter where you are teaching in including a large fixed-seat lecture bowl, an intimate seminar room, a virtual classroom online or a specially designed active learning. Workshop participants will design a teachable component for a course and have the opportunity for feedback on its implementation.

The purpose of the Active Learning Institute is to offer guidance to instructors as they plan to implement active learning in their courses. Instructors who are new to active learning will find a comprehensive list of strategies to choose from followed by recommendations to help them to get started, while those currently using active learning can extend their practice by considering new contexts and applications.

If you have any questions about this session, please contact the IRT Department at 973-720-2659 or email

Upcoming Offerings: September 23, 2016

Agenda for the Active Learning Institute (Tentative)