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Active Learning

Meyers and Jones (1993) wrote “Active learning involves providing opportunities for students to meaningfully talk and listen, write, read, and reflect on the content, ideas, issues, and concerns of an academic subject.” Faculty that use active learning strategies are shifting their

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Blended Learning

The basic definition of “blended learning” or “hybrid” or “flipped” is to mean that students are getting first exposure to new content outside of class and during class they are being active learners, critical thinkers, and collaborative partners. First exposure

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A wiki allows a group of people to create content on a distinct topic. It is different from a blog, because there is no distinct author, and can be edited in real time by many collaborators. Faculty often assign wikis

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Concept Mapping

Concept mapping can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom. Whether done individually or collaboratively (or both!), mind mapping activities helps students organize concepts, see the bigger picture of a unit of study, and think critically about

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Video Editing

In addition to getting assistance, tutorials, and more powerful tools from our colleagues in Jones Media Center, there are some simple-to-use yet robust video editing tools available for free. Student video projects could include: original movies, oral history projects, storytelling, recorded

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