Active Learning in the General Chemistry Classroom: Lessons Learned and Best Practices to Increase Student Engagement
Dr. Matt Stoltzfus of Ohio State University shares best practices and examples of integrating technology in a general chemistry course, which can be adopted to any class or discipline.
Dr. Matt Stoltzfus, Ohio State University
Technology is becoming cheaper and more accessible to our students, and as a result, both students and administrators are expecting instructors to integrate technology in the classroom. There has also been a concerted push away from passive lecturing to active engagement in the classroom. Should we stick with traditional lecture or should we modify our approach? What role does technology play in this decision? Are there research-based principles educators can use to engage students? How can instructors ensure students are prepared for every class? Can technology be used in large lecture courses? Do these methods increase exam scores? All of these questions can be addressed by utilizing “Chemistry the Central Science,” Mastering Chemistry, and Learning Catalytics. Best practices and examples will be shared based on integrating these tools in a general chemistry course, which can be adopted to any class or discipline.