Web-Teaching pp 103-133 | Cite as

Interactive Strategies; Forms

Part of the Innovations in Science Education and Technology book series (ISET, volume 3)


This chapter concerns the creation of interactive environments between students and/or the teacher using the WWW. By using questioning and other techniques in your classroom, you can elicit responses and give feedback on a time scale measured in seconds or minutes. Each student can be called on, and you can question in such a way that nearly all students are always prepared to respond. If you use cooperative strategies, you might even be successful at utilizing more questioning to get higher overall response rates. At first blush, active learning might seem to be easy to achieve in a classroom. As the teacher, you can ask questions. Sometimes your glances or gestures can evoke significant student participation. Again, research tends to support the notion that teacher questions are less effective than teachers think, and that most teacher-centered classrooms do not involve as much active learning as the opening lines of this chapter might suggest. The tasks that the teacher sets for the students usually determine the extent of active learning. This chapter has the twofold purpose found elsewhere in this book. One dimension has you focusing on the nature of the task of creating active learning environments, and the other on the tools available to help you to accomplish that task.


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