Teaching Format

Group of students doing Math at a white board

The course content and learning objectives, as well as class size all factor into which teaching format is most suitable for a course. Using a variety of teaching formats also helps support diverse learners. The section includes descriptions of different teaching formats with additional resources for more information, and a number of proven strategies to engage students in their learning regardless of the teaching format.

Active Learning

Active learning is an umbrella term that encompasses a number of different teaching approaches all of which shift the focus from the teacher delivering course

Team-Based Learning

Team-Based Learning (TBL) provides a framework for a flipped course experience. Students prepare before class and then spend the majority of class time solving problems


In essence, service-learning is an educational tool that consists of three essential elements: Community service Curriculum connection Reflection There are many definitions of service-learning and

Online Learning

Fully online courses are those where the students and instructor do not meet face-to-face in a classroom setting. The course may be fully asynchronous where

Effective Lectures

Lecturing is a common teaching approach used in many university classrooms. Although its effectiveness is debated often, when done well lecturing can be effective. Not

14 Creative Ways to Engage Students

Fostering creativity can range from simple team-building exercises to complex, open-ended problems that may require a semester to solve. An instructor that presents innovative and