This Week for Faculty: Online Active Learning Strategies for Fall 2020

by | May 26, 2020

The CTL is Here to Help All Summer!

Teaching a course in Summer 2020? Planning ahead for Fall 2020? The CTL can help! CTL staff are holding daily virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday to help faculty with questions related to teaching online, as well as any other teaching-related inquiries. You can also arrange a one-on-one consultation by phone or via Zoom for support. Please email to set up a time to meet with one of our consultants.

Offerings on Active Learning

Sign up for an institute or engage with our online resources to explore teaching approaches on Active Learning to further engage your students:


Active Learning Institute

Looking for ways to increase student engagement in your face-to-face or online classroom? In this four-day immersive online experience, Columbia faculty will explore the purposes and benefits of active learning and learn how to apply these research-based practices by developing their own active and learner-centered course units. Faculty are invited to apply by Monday, June 1, 2020.

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020 – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Active Learning for Your Online Classroom: Five Strategies 

Moving your class sessions to a virtual space, such as Zoom video conferencing, brings new opportunities for active learning and student engagement. This resource provides simple strategies that combine active learning principles with online tools so students can encounter and engage with information and ideas, and reflect on their learning. 

Active Learning: The Learner’s Perspective

Keep the learner perspective in mind as you design or redesign courses for the upcoming academic year! SAPP logo

In a new series of reflections, undergraduate student consultants from the Students as Pedagogical Partners Initiative shared their experiences with active learning, students’ resistance to it, and suggestions for engaging students in online learning environments.