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Northern Michigan University - Active Learning Catalysts

This is the Northern Michigan University's Active Learning Catalysts Community Portal. This project is increasing the adoption of technology-enhanced active learning in classes taught by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty. Student-centered active learning techniques and incorporation of technology into teaching have both been identified as having positive effects on learning in STEM disciplines. However, barriers to these approaches—including lack of time, institutional support, and training, as well as the prevalence of traditional classrooms designed for passive lectures—have prevented their broad adoption. The Active Learning Catalysts project addresses those barriers by: Facilitating the implementation of technologically-enhanced active learning by... Show More


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