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Active Learning for a Post-Pandemic World

Colleges have long wanted to make sure that all students are active participants in their learning, with greater emphasis on group work, opportunities to solve problems, and hands-on experiences. With in-person learning greatly diminished during the pandemic, where does active learning stand now, and where is it headed?

In “Active Learning for a Post-Pandemic World,” a panel of learning experts, including Eric Mazur of Harvard University, joins The Chronicle to help answer those key questions.

This special, 75-minute virtual forum will also seek answers to the following:

  • How has the digital transformation of higher ed affected the push for active learning?
  • How can technology help — or hurt — this effort?
  • What could active learning look like this fall, whether classes are in person, remote, or hybrid?

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Panelists will include:

  • Lindsay Masland, Associate Professor of Psychology and Assistant Director of Faculty Professional Development, Appalachian State University
  • Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
  • Beth McMurtrie, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Chandralekha Singh, Professor and Director of Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • Beckie Supiano, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Ian Wilhelm, Assistant Managing Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education


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