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Active Learning Online

This 2-week workshop is developed specifically for CapU faculty interested in complementing or rethinking a course with active learning activities online. The course emphasizes the value of collaboration with peers online, and models active learning examples in order to facilitate understanding and reflection of the online learner experience. Participants will draw upon existing teaching experience as they experiment with a practical learning activity of their own choice online and gain feedback from peers. Participants can expect to spend 8-10 hours per week on the workshop.

The workshop will prepare you to:

  • Demonstrate an Ed Tech Tool or Online Learning Process based on active learning
  • Adopt/develop a student-centered active learning approach to online learning

Learning Strategies:

  • Experience active learning in action
  • Explore how to elevate the student learning experience and include active learning strategies in the online component of their course(s)
  • Map out an active online learning process, which supports student learning and learning outcomes

Learning Platforms:

The workshop will take place online, primarily in Moodle and Zoom. Live online session is scheduled as above. (The live session will be recorded, however, since we will demo active learning, it’s recommended that you participate if at all possible)

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours/week, mostly self-paced.


What Past Participants Are Saying:

A terrific place to start your journey into Active Learning in the online world!

Participant, December 2018

The Active Learning Online workshop provided me with an enriching and supportive environment in which develop and get feedback on new teaching strategies for online and blended learning. An added bonus was getting to connect and work with colleagues who I may never have met otherwise!

Derek Murray, PhD, Instructor, History Department

The experience was very stimulating, engaging, valuable, and worthwhile! I’m excited to try out some new strategies and tools in September!

Participant,  June 2018

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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