Magna On-Demand Seminars

Strategies for Making Lectures More Active, Engaging, and Meaningful

Participants will learn a series of low-risk, very easy to implement strategies, tips, and tools that they can implement to make their lectures more student-centered and engaging in order to promote higher level learning.

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Lecture is an efficient way to deliver a large amount of information to a large group of students, but it has long been criticized for failing to engage students and promote higher level thinking skills.

Despite the criticisms, lectures still prevail in many institutions across subject areas. Many faculty rely on lecturing as the default instructional approach.

Are you ready to heighten student engagement as you lecture? By implementing some simple, research-driven solutions, you can do just that!

In this Magna Online Seminar, presented by Meixun Zheng, PhD, you’ll learn low-risk instructional strategies for transforming lectures into student-centered learning experiences.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the common misconceptions about active learning opportunities during lectures
  • Leverage non-tech and low-tech active learning strategies and tools during your lectures
  • Promote student engagement

Here’s what we’ll cover!

  • Styles of active learning
  • Student engagement
  • Dividing lectures into chunks
  • Effective questioning techniques
  • Whole group/small group activities
  • Writing/reflection activities
  • Mobile polling
  • Classroom gameplay

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Faculty Developers
  • Center for Teaching and Learning staff

Why you don’t want to miss this!

In this seminar, you’ll learn non-tech and low-tech supported active learning solutions that promote student engagement, learning, and development of higher level cognitive skills during lectures. By implementing these tools and strategies, you’ll better engage large student audiences.

There’s no doubt that lectures are here to stay, so making lectures more active, engaging, and meaningful to students is a must for faculty. The situation is made more complex by restricted classroom instruction time and large class sizes. This presentation provides easy-to-implement solutions to these classroom problems. Register today!

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available on-demand.

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Product Code: PC18EA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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