This “Quick Guide to Converting your Face-to-Face Pedagogical Approaches to the Online Environment” from BU’s CTL offers a comprehensive table with tips and suggestions for adapting your typical face-to-face classroom approach to an online synchronous or asynchronous modality¬†

Adapting Active Learning Strategies to Remote Environments

Active learning strategies involve planning activities in which students are involved in doing things and thinking about what they are doing. When thinking ahead to your use of active learning strategies in the remote environment, you should consider the different aspects of your teaching, and how those aspects can be adapted to the remote environment. For example:

Learn more: Read this CTL blog post on “Avoiding ‘Radio Silence’ in Remote Discussions,” drawing on ideas from several Writing Program instructors.

  • How will you share new content with your students (e.g., share live on Zoom or prepare a video ahead of time and share with your students)?
  • How will you engage your students (e.g., use collaborative documents, Zoom’s break-out rooms, etc.)?
  • How will you ask students to reflect on their learning (e.g., prepare a Google form, use a built-in Zoom poll, or ask students to write journal entries)?