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Apple Learning Series: Active Learning with a Touch of Technology

Active learning has been demonstrated to help student learning, engagement, and retention across STEM fields.  While technologies such as smartphones and tablets aren’t required for active learning, there are ways to use these technologies to enhance active learning.  In this workshop, we’ll engage in several short, easy to use active learning techniques and how they can be integrated or enhanced by the devices students bring with them to class.

Margot Vigeant is a professor of chemical engineering at Bucknell University.  She’s interested in the ways that we can increase student engagement in engineering through active, collaborative, and problem-based learning approaches such as making, creative communication, and entrepreneurship. Her current work centers on engineering education and specifically on the ways learning in thermodynamics and heat transfer can be enhanced with active approaches such as inquiry-based activities.  She’s also interested in sharing research-based educational approaches with colleagues and has presented workshops on active learning with technology, making in courses, sketchnoting, and student-produced video at the Chemical Engineering Summer School, ASEE national conference, AIChE annual conference, KEEN national conference, at universities including ASU, UConn, and Polytech Tours, and annually at Bucknell University’s two national pedagogy workshops, Catalyst and B-Fab.  

Faculty participants are recommended to bring… any device that talks to the internet (iPad/tablet, laptop, smart phone, etc.)
Goal for the workshop is that faculty will practice the active learning techniques during the 90-minute session.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11:00am to 12:30pm
This is a past event.

Engineering Room 202, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Event Type

Training, Workshops & Info Sessions


University Offices, Faculty Resource Center

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


FREE but Registration required due to limited space

Event Contact

Jackie Crouch, Instructional Technologist

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