Active Learning Strategies for Higher Ed


What are the strategies for ‘active learning’ in a higher education course? This course will focus on the fundamentals of active learning for the higher education faculty. Active learning approaches for classroom and asynchronous and synchronous activities will be explored. 


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define “Active Learning” in higher education
  2. Consider approaches to active learning for successful implementation
  3. Examine active learning strategies for the classroom and online delivery models
  4. Identify multiple tools used to facilitate active learning


This course is fully online and on-demand, with no synchronous meeting sessions. It must be completed within 1 year of registration.

Primary Audience

Higher Education Faculty


Jan Reese, MS-ITLS

As the founding Director of Instructional Technology at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Jan Reese designed and created the educational technology systems and trainings for all students and faculty at the university. In 2019, she received the Presidential Prominence Award of Excellence for her work. In her current role as Senior Learning Designer, she consults with faculty to coordinate innovation in online learning and instructional design based on adult learning pedagogy and instructional design practices while promoting the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. She continues to design the multi-faceted training program for RMUoHP faculty and students to promote the effective use of educational technology, including the use of the LMS, and teaches courses in utilizing technology in higher education.