SharpScholar- Enable Active Learning in Your Classroom (CTE7504)Export this event to calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Facilitator: Jawwad Siddiqui (SharpScholar) and Firas Mansour (Waterloo Physics and Astronomy)
Location: MC 2036


During this workshop, we will demonstrate the use of SharpScholar in a flipped classroom setting model, and discuss case study results. We will show case SharpScholar as an effective active-learning platform. (flipped, blended, peer-instruction) in and outside of the classroom. The presentation will highlight the ways in which platform streamlines and facilitates active learning for instructors wanting to innovate their course delivery. We will overview the range of feedback provided by the platform analytics on student comprehension of pre-lecture content and engagement with in-lecture activities and how that is used to inform adaptive teaching.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the value of active learning and future of professors in teaching

  • Identify and explore opportunities for using active learning in this courses

  • Appreciate the value of the Sharp Scholar platform features and analytics in facilitating active learning inside and outside the classroom.


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MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Room 2036
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1