Are you using video in your courses, but aren’t sure if students are actively engaged with the content? Then you may want to check out “From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos.”
In this short post, Emily Moore provides an easy-to-use guide for preventing passive viewing of video content. Strategies include using video as a way to
- guide students through a concept or lesson,
- spark in-depth discussions that allow students to create connections between the video’s content and prior knowledge,
- foster critical thinking skills, and
- promote research skills and to demonstrate understanding.
What strategies have you employed to keep students actively engaged? Please leave a comment and tell us about it!