Active Teaching Exchange

Like the popular Active Teaching Lab, the Active Teaching Exchange focuses on instructor experiences, helps participants understand a teaching tool or method, and encourages attendees to envision possible uses in their own courses. The difference is that the Active Teaching Exchange format focuses on tools and techniques that do not lend themselves to hands-on experimentation in a one-hour setting. Instead, more time is devoted to demonstration and discussion on how technology can support and help streamline what are often energy-intensive teaching practices.

Exchanges are open to all and held weekly during the academic year. Refreshments are served. See below for upcoming Exchanges and news posts covering past Exchanges or view the full calendar of Labs and Exchanges. To stay informed about both Labs and Exchanges, sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to

Share Your Stories

You’ve learned from your experiences and from others’ experiences. Now it’s time to share with your colleagues! We can facilitate the experimentation, pedagogical discussions, and highlighting of tools, but we need instructors’ stories. Help us strengthen the culture of campus peer learning by contributing your story at an Active Teaching Lab or Active Teaching Exchange. The first step is emailing program manager John Martin with your idea.

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