Educational Technology

August 26, 2015

Making large lecture courses more interactive

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:37 am

by eCampus News

A new program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to improve student experiences in large lecture halls. Large introductory lecture-based courses are a staple at most universities. But many of those classes at UW-Madison will be transformed into much more student-centered experiences over the next few years, thanks to a new project called REACH. The aim is to improve student learning by increasing students’ engagement in these courses. REACH is part of the broader campus Educational Innovation initiative, and connected with the university’s reaccreditation process. REACH will build on successful innovations across campus that strive to enhance the undergraduate experience through student-centered learning practices. It will not only reinforce the common goal among these efforts, but will extend their reach to encompass tens of thousands of first- and second-year students over the next five years.

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