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This site defines active learning and then provides 29 active learning techniques. Although designed for chemistry... see more

This is a 7 minute video that discusses how Second Life can be used for educational purposes.

This site is an online workshop to help you learn how to accomplish active learning in the classroom. The site answers... see more

This resource defines cooperative learning and provides guidelines for determining what makes a cooperative team.  There... see more

This is a short newsletter article that provides some guidelines and suggestions for using collaborative tasks to... see more

This site provides a guide for writing effective writing assignments.

This site is part of the MERLOT-ELXIR project.  According to the site, "Students explore argumentative forms to address... see more

This is a short video that suggests that Web 2.0 tools have the power to transform education. Such a transformation... see more

This site from SERC describes the features of game-based learning, explains why you should use games to teach, and also... see more

This site suggests that "discussion sections are a great opportunity to use active learning strategies to make your... see more

The author describes how a statistics professor uses humor in his classroom to decrease student anxiety towards... see more

This article describes how humor can provide benefits in the college classroom. Humor is appreciated by both students and... see more

This site was designed to support faculty who are moving from a face-to-face class to hybrid or blended learning. There... see more

This site provides information on how to make lectures more interactive. There are a number of different examples and... see more

This is an excellent resource for teaching students how to understand and overcome the challenges of group work. The... see more

This recipient of the 2003 Sloan-C award for Excellence in Online Teaching describes the specific techniques he uses for... see more

This study skills web site gives advice to students on generic skills and processes that contribute to success for any... see more

San José State University's School of Library & Information Science uses Second Life to augment its distance learning... see more

This is a journal article published in Journal of Interactive Media in Education. The author suggests that games are... see more

This site was designed to assist professors in teaching cases as well as student in using cases in the classroom. The... see more

This is an excellent site that answers the following questions: What is Inquiry? Why Teach Inquiry? What features... see more

Tnis is an excerpt from a paper in process by Ron Deiter, Professor of Economics, netitled "What's So Funny About... see more

This is a short, self-paced tutorial on how to teach languages on the internet. It has four modules: About Technology,... see more