Associate Professor Philip Uys PhD
echnologies Learning Technologies Unit, Division of Learning and Teaching
Charles Sturt University
11:30 AM Transitioning from Passive to Active Blended Learning to Increase Student Learning Outcomes
Research shows that when a student is sitting in a passive lecture or just browsing through online materials (with no active learning) their mind is likely to wander. In contrast when students are in a blended (online or on-campus) classroom that makes consistent demands on external attention (active learning) students are far more engaged, leading to student success. The flipped classroom is often used in conventional settings to support active learning, but how can this concept be applied to blended learning in an online setting? Charles Sturt University utilises the flipped classroom approach to ensure their blended learning strategy is active. This session will explore:
- Designing for active learning and student engagement
- Strategies to transition away from passive learning and ensuring students and teachers have a positive experience with active learning
- Providing teaching staff with a portal to access relevant information about learning environments and active learning.