Category Archives: Active Learning

Marketplace Around the World: UASLP Competition

Marketplace Simulations is proud to feature another distinguished partnership with the Mexican business education community. Hosted by the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosí School of Economics (UASLP) though their Financial and Stock Market Laboratory, over 80 teams and 300 participants are competing in a two-month-long business competition used Marketplace’s Introduction to Business and Strategy… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 6 – 6 Steps to a Semester of Flipped Classes

Most flipped courses in a university setting organize themselves around a single project, like an inter-class business competition or a long-term science experiment. For the course to work, students need to be able to apply what they’ve learned after just a few weeks of lectures. You can create a non-project course where all or most… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 5 – How to Flip Your Classroom for a Day

You’ve tried integrating a few active learning exercises into your lectures and you know what works. Taking the next step and flipping your classroom for a day isn’t that complicated. Simply designating a day in your syllabus for an in-class competition or a field trip can bring an element of experiential learning to your course.… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 4 – Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture More Effective

We’re back with more installments of The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom, our deep dive into practical ideas and strategies to transform your classroom. If you need to catch up, read Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3. Now, let’s move on to Part 4: Short Active Learning Exercises that Make Lecture… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 3 – When to Use Active Learning

Active learning is a proven technique for gaining your students’ attention and increasing their information retention, one with more than 30 years of evidence backing it up. Just as with any teaching technique, its efficacy depends on your students, the particular parameters of your course, and how you approach employing it. Incorporating active learning works… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 2 – The Evidence for Active Learning

The Evidence for Active Learning In our first blog post of the Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom series, we covered what active learning is. It’s more than just an education trend. In fact, more than 30 years of evidence supports active learning as a more effective teaching technique than lectures. Bonwell… Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Active Learning in the College Classroom: Part 1

Keeping your students engaged with active learning might seem like a daunting task, one where the benefit may not seem worth the extra effort, but ultimately, is a tactic that many professors know will benefit their students in the long run. The good news – you can build active learning exercises, such as the flipped… Read More »