Active learning - example

This example illustrates how a remotely delivered learning session applied the principles of active learning with the session. The skills development session on using video conferencing to deliver learning to students used a 'staircase' of activities based on Bloom's revised taxonomy.   The session was delivered remotely to eight lecturers in four locations.  The learning outcomes were to:

  •  be able to use the various pieces of video conferencing equipment;
  • be able to prepare an effective learning activity;
  • be able to facilitate an effective learning activity through the medium of VC.

The key learning activities for the workshop session started with exploring the functionality of the remote control equipment, moved on to the operation of the camera equipment and then finished with learners, using the knowledge gained from these activities, facilitating a short learning session to the other learners.  These activities involved learners learning through using and experimenting with the equipment.  These activities were all facilitated remotely, with virtual rooms being used by pairs of learners to prepare for the role play exercise.

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