Active Teaching Lab Guides

What does blended learning look like on our campus?

Last Updated: Fri October 27, 2017

How does UW-Madison define blended learning? The term blended learning can mean different things to different people. The following definition was created by the Blended Learning Fellowship Program participants to help facilitate a conversation around what blended learning means to campus. At UW–Madison, blended learning courses are instructor-designed and supervised environments that use face-to-face and…

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What learning technologies or tools are available?

Last Updated: Wed October 25, 2017

Through Learn@UW-Madison, DoIT Academic Technology provides and supports a collection of tools for teaching and learning for UW-Madison. This includes Canvas, the learning management system (LMS) that instructors and course owners use to create course sites for delivering content, providing online quizzing, collecting submitted assignments, tracking grades and more. D2L and Moodle are also currently…

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How do I leverage technology to support active and blended learning?

Last Updated: Wed August 30, 2017

Both active learning and blended learning are research-supported and technology-enhanced teaching and learning methodologies. Active learning refers to a process where learners engage purposefully with instructors, other students and course content to promote problem-solving, application and understanding. A wide variety of technologies such as Google Apps for UW–Madison, Top Hat, Piazza and Kaltura MediaSpace can…

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