Using the Science of Learning
A deep dive into how to design in-person, virtual, and hybrid courses effectively.
Active Learning Sciences helps institutions harvest what has been learned about both active learning and using hybrid designs from lived experience. We are hands-on in assisting university leaders in their efforts to improve faculty preparedness, faculty and student satisfaction, and overall learning outcomes.
Our mission is to help institutions navigate the new world of hybrid and remote education using techniques grounded in the science of learning.
An asynchronous, 11-module course on how to design new courses or adapt existing ones and implement effective active learning principles for any subject. See the course outline here.
Active learning is scientifically proven to be highly effective for students, much more than traditional lecturing. In an analysis reviewing its efficacy, a study found that it “leads to increases in examination performance that would raise average grades by a half a letter, and that failure rates under traditional lecturing increase by 55% over the rates under active learning." Finally, the data suggests that active learning confers disproportionate benefits for STEM students from disadvantaged backgrounds and for female students in male-dominated fields" (Freeman, S., et al. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering and mathematics. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 8410-8415).
Our workshops teach the most important concepts from the science of learning as well as how instructors can use these concepts to design courses that will improve student learning.
Anyone who is interested in improving student learning outcomes. We have worked with academic institutions, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits. Administrators, instructors, instructional designers, and teaching and learning center staff can all benefit from our workshops.
All our workshops are based on the most up-to-date science of learning and provide proven techniques for improving student outcomes.
Yes, we are happy to work with clients to design workshops that suit their specific needs.