Active Learning

The Larner College of Medicine Technology Services department is ready to assist faculty with creating new content or converting their current content to facilitate active learning. We have collected the following resources that will provide you with background on active learning and flipped classrooms as well as practical resources for creating or converting your current classroom materials to accommodate the flipped model.

What is a flipped classroom?

The main concept behind this form of active learning is to provide an overview of the conceptual model in advance, typically in the form of brief video lectures and using classroom time for participatory learning in group sessions that feature student and/or faculty interaction and problem-solving. We've included links to background information on active learning as well as several articles detailing best practices and concepts. If you have suggestions or resources you think would be useful to share, please share them with us.

COMTS has two "Active Learning Kits" for faculty to borrow. Each contains a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet computer with a digital stylus, microphone headset for narration, and other tools to assist faculty in producing screencasts. We are available for consultation and training as needed.

Please contact Raj Chawla or Cathy Ryan in COMTS for training or assistance.

Background Articles and Resources