No Student Should Have to Sit Through a Zoom Lecture appeared in Slate a few days ago, and has been extremely popular in social media.
It makes the very important point that active learning is the way to go – in the physical classroom and online (see The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy).
Unfortunately, though, it provides hardly any mention of how educators can implement active learning online (or for that matter, in the classroom).
And, boy, is passive teaching and learning going to be seductive for so many teachers this year – not necessarily because they think it’s the best way to go, but because they don’t know what practical alternatives look like.
For what it’s worth, you might find some ideas at:
Not to mention the next thirty posts at my Education Week Teacher column. (see WATCH FOR THIRTY POSTS IN MY ED WEEK COLUMN OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS WITH PRACTICAL DISTANCE LEARNING/HYBRID ADVICE).
Of course, I’d also love to hear from readers – how are you planning to implement active learning in your online classroom this year?