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Active Learning

Achieve Better Learning Outcomes Through Active Learning

Engaging students

Join our Learning Experience Design (LxD) team in a series of 3 hands-on workshops focused on active learning techniques and best practices.


Active Learning at Texas State University

Active Learning is an approach to instruction that uses teaching strategies which actively engage students in the learning process, including group discussions, problem solving, case studies, role plays, journal writing, and structured learning groups.

In traditional classroom settings, instructors do much of the talking and students are passive participants. In an active learning setting students assimilate knowledge through inquiry, information gathering, and data analysis to solve higher-order cognitive problems.

Active Learning Workshop Schedule

Please register ahead of time, space is limited. All workshops will be catered with a full lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Smith, Assistant Director, Learning Experience Design:

Activate Student Learning 

Friday, February 16, 2018 
noon – 1:30 p.m. 

Active Learning is an effective pedagogy, but not all students are initially enthusiastic to participate. Using technology to create meaningful activities, we will teach you methodologies to craft learning experiences that motivate students to prepare for class and engage in the classroom experience.

Create an Active Learning Environment 

Friday, March 23, 2018 
noon – 1:30 p.m.  

Learn how to create the right Active Learning environment. We will consider how student characteristics, class size, and spatial design impact your lesson plan. We'll also identify technologies that help foster student growth and achieve lesson goals.


Optimize the Classroom Experience 

Friday, April 20, 2018
noon – 1:30 p.m.

Students leading the way is the new paradigm for today’s classroom. Discover how to tackle this shifting focus with strategies and tools for eliciting student engagement, and learn how to sequence in-classroom activities for optimal learning.