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Introduction to Active Learning and Lesson Planning

Introduction to Active Learning and Lesson Planning

One of 4 learning modules created in 2022 for the College Educator Development Program - a collaboration of five Ontario colleges: Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara and St.Clair. 
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Tina Rettler-Pagel
Tina Rettler-Pagel (Faculty)
7 years ago

I was drawn to this resource because I am always looking for new ideas to support faculty at my college. What I like about it is the set up of the activity, in that a user can use the left menu to go directly to desired locations of the tutorial. Also, there is a "resources" tab that has downloads and other helpful tools.  Before users access the material, it is important to note the following:

  • A headset is important because there is auditory content
  • While there is a "transcript" tab, it would be helpful to have the non-YouTube auditory content captioned.  Clicking back and forth to read the transcript is difficult if one cannot hear the presentation.  However, a strength of this material is that it includes a full "print version" of the lesson that a user can access to read the notes/spoken words along with each slide.
  • Some of the provided content is very specific to the college that created this tutorial. For example, the BOPPS Lesson Planning Model is not one that users at my college would have a working knowledge of.  I would need to take this model and other similar content and transform it for use within my own college.  
  • This resource uses SoftChalk and is a perfect showcase of what that tool is capable of.
  • Be sure to check out the resources tab for a great handout on Universal Design.


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