Great post by Jessica Sanders, Director of Social Outreach for Learn2Earn. What struck me most was the phrase, “…teachers do 80% of the talking.” In many university classrooms, I believe this is probably true. We (I’m including myself here!) need to make our classrooms engaging and active. Enjoy the post. Thanks, Jessica!
How to create an active classroom experience with technology.
GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders
The traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher, in an active position but leaves students in a passive role, where they are taught to but don’t interact with the material as much they should. In fact, Edudemic reported that teachers do 80 percent of the talking in class. This format can quickly cause students to become bored and disengaged—students that aren’t engaged have a higher rate of failing. When you use technology, however, the classroom becomes an active space, where you can interact with students and be more hands on. These active, technology-rich classrooms are often referred to as Active Learning Classrooms, and because of their many benefits, they’ve become a popular option for college professors in recent years.
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