Active Learning for Students & Teachers
Integrating Technology Integrating Technology

Active Learning for Students & Teachers

Teaching Students to be Active Learners

19 May 2012

25 Weeks

Course started: 19 May 2012

This course runs for 25 Weeks


Course Objective


The objectives of Active Learning is for teachers and students to collaborate and become active learners who reflect and share.


The course will begin on July 15, 2012 and will continue for a year.


About the course


Active learning means learning in a way that engages the learner with the content and other people. The other people may be the teacher, fellow students, or people outside the course. Active learning is a workshop that requires a change in attitude about what it means to learn. Both teachers and students will benefit from taking the course. Active learning is a weekly seminar for students and teachers. The sessions will focus on learning and how to become active learners. Teachers will learn how to promote active learning in and out of the classroom and students will learn how to become active learners.


Watch the video recording given by Dr. Anton Tolman




Some of the topics that will be discussed are:


  • Challenges involved
  • Strategies for active learning
  • Techniques teachers can use in the classroom
  • Student & teacher resistance to active learning
  • Class management
  • Online vs face-to-face active learning
  • Personal learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Surface vs deep learning
  • Authentic Learning




Anton Tolman on Active Learning and Explanation of Metacognitive Instruments for Helping Students Become More Effective


Who should Enroll


Everyone who wants to teach or learn



Language of instruction: English

About the instructor
Integrating Technology

Toronto , Canada

IT4ALL is a non-profit network of volunteers that provides free professional development courses on how to integrate e-learning technology into full and blended online learning (BOL) courses and workshops using Moodle and WizIQ. Workshops on Moodle for Teachers, WebQuests, TESOL, ESOL, Integrating Technology, Web 2.0 tools, Math, English, Spanish and other subjects. The staff at IT4ALL are all volunteers who are passionate about instruction and learning and making a difference in the world of online education. The network was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch in 2006. IT4ALL includes a team of volunteers who are passionate about instruction and learning and promoting free e-learning around the world. The leading team at IT4ALL are: Dr. Ludmila Smirnova (professor at St. Mary's College in New York State, writer, experienced presenter and online facilitator), Dr. Nellie Deutsch (a Canadian instructional designer and curriculum development leader, who has been teaching English and integrating technology into her classes, and presenting, researching, writing, and providing consultation on Moodle for teachers. WebQuests, blended learning, and e-portfolios), Dariem Garc├ęs (Moodle Developer, creator of the WebQuest plugin for Moodle, and expert in installing virtual learning environments), and other educators & technology experts volunteer their time and make up Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL).


Schedule & Syllabus

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01 Jan - 19 Dec
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