Using Peer Interaction to Create Active Learning

Collaborative Learning Techniques
(Barkley, Major, & Cross, 2014) are simple, time-tested tools for educators to create structured, active, collaborative learning environments. They work well both as a way to pre-plan an interactive component in a class, or to use improvisationally to create more interaction in moments where classroom energy has ebbed. COLTs that involve writing translate particularly well to remote and distanced courses because they don’t depend on face-to-face interaction: this video highlights a few that are particularly easy to adapt for remote or distanced classes.