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Love a festival? Love the Active Learning Network

In 2022 the Active Learning Network hosted the second Global Online Festival of Active Learning. The festival was a chance to celebrate playful and innovative strategies for active learning and to showcase approaches to teaching and assessment that others can adopt in their own teaching context. The festival was attended by over one hundred and eighty… Continue reading Love a festival? Love the Active Learning Network

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The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning

The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning (Its a Magpie moth!) After great fun and lots of learning was had last year with over 300 sign ups (and 1800 registrations to individual sessions), this year we will be hosting another Online Global Festival of Active Learning. It might not be lockdown but we can… Continue reading The 2022 online Global Festival of Active Learning

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Active Reading: Five ways to engage students in their reading

There is a lot of talk about Active Learning and the importance of learning by doing, but isn’t reading a kind of doing? In my mind it is, but I am reminded too that research by Bartholomae, Petrosky & Waite (2017) suggests that real learning happens, ‘only when the authors are silent and you begin… Continue reading Active Reading: Five ways to engage students in their reading

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The rise of recognition apps

Species identification from phone app It is now extremely easy to identify just about anything on mobile devices through image recognition apps. From plants to insects, from foreign words to ancient texts, from rare paintings to state of the art buildings, from fingerprints to faces, there will be an app to help you identify what… Continue reading The rise of recognition apps

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The tech behind the 2021 Online Festival of Learning

2021 Online Global Festival of Active Learning When the Active Learning Network set up the Online Festival of Learning we had a number of concerns including: How could we make it work when we could not be face-to-face?How could we make it work for people in different time zones?How could we make it feel like… Continue reading The tech behind the 2021 Online Festival of Learning