Active Learning Blog

Feb 17, 2016 4:02:36 PM by Echo360

Grant Program Rewards New Approach to Teaching & Learning


Anatomy & Physiology Class at Trocaire College

Trocaire College located near Buffalo, NY has a strong mission to serve students who might not otherwise have a shot at succeeding in higher education. Ninety seven percent of the college’s 1,400 students receive some form of financial aid.  Many are students who had started their education elsewhere, but hadn’t been able to complete—whether because of life circumstances or academic difficulties. Reducing attrition and improving retention is a major academic challenge for Trocaire faculty and staff.  But this isn’t unique to Trocaire. Last year, a study found that only 33.7% of students returning to complete their degree actually graduated, compared to 54.1% of first-time students.  

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Jan 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM by Fred Krazeise

Professor Pioneers Use of Mini-Lectures with Echo360


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Dec 14, 2015 7:00:00 AM by Fred Krazeise

Collaborative Teaching & Learning Practices

Unitec Institute of Technology, located in Auckland, New Zealand is one of the largest polytechnic institutions in the country with more than 18,000 students. While Unitec offers undergraduate degree programs, its main focus continues to be on vocational education and training (VET).

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Dec 9, 2015 7:28:32 AM by Fred Krazeise

Active Learning Brings Anatomy & Physiology to Life


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Jul 3, 2015 7:00:00 AM by Echo360

Supporting Blended Learning with this 'TRICK'

A blended learning environment takes the best parts of technology-based instruction, face-to-face instruction, and hands-on learning experience and combines them into one classroom. This effective way to teach brings many positive outcomes for instructors and students, boosting learning outcomes while creating a positive learning environment. MindShift recommends that instructors use the acronym TRICK when implementing this model into their classrooms.

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