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Research-backed Strategies for Implementing Active Learning for Better Student Engagement

Research-backed Strategies for Implementing Active Learning for Better Student Engagement | Dr. Kara McWilliams

It's a fact that student confidence and their end of course grades increase when iClicker is used in the classroom- results from our experimental research study proved it! Now, new research conducted by our Learning Science & Insights team builds on those findings and shows that both instructors new to active learning and those who have implemented it before can easily introduce engaging strategies in their courses with the use of our next generation platform, Achieve and iClicker - and that these strategies boost course grades! The study also shows that implementing active learning influences student engagement and their perception of their course. Join Dr. Kara McWilliams, Vice President of Impact Research, as she presents the latest study on active learning and shares proven tips for increasing student engagement and supporting student success.

As promised, we have provided a recording of the session and slides below.

Here are the important parts of the video:
  • [3:01m] Topic 1: The Science of Active Learning
  • [9:02m] Topic 2: Co-design and Development of Achieve
  • [14:14m] Topic 3: Research Based and Empirically Validated Strategies for All Instructors
  • [20:12m] Topic 4: Pre-Class Activities
  • [25:36m] Topic 5: iClicker Integration
  • [33:25m] Topic 6: In-Class Activities
  • [38:36m Topic 7: Active Learning Features in Achieve (Demo)
  • [43:57m] Topic 8: Q&A

About Dr. Kara McWilliams

Kara is passionate about researching the impact of digital technologies in higher education, and how insights can inform teaching and learning in the classroom. She brings ten years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative investigations of how classroom interventions can improve learner outcomes and influence learning gains. She holds a doctorate in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation and a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College.

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