UAH’s Collaborative Learning Center to host workshop on agile learning instruction

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The Collaborative Learning Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is pleased to present “All Skate: Active learning in the University Classroom,” a teaching workshop led by Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and a senior lecturer in the Vanderbilt Department of Mathematics. The workshop will take place in Tech Hall, room S105, at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

“Dr. Bruff’s lecture is an excellent opportunity to learn more about active and collaborative learning,” says Dr. Dan Rochowiak, associate professor of computer science and director of UAH’s Collaborative Learning Center. “From chairs with wheels to response systems and beyond, Dr. Bruff presents technologies and their role in active learning with clarity and insight.”

An experienced public speaker and the author of both a book and a blog about educational development, Bruff is a vocal proponent of agile learning instruction. “All Skate” takes a closer look at this concept within the context of educational technology, learning communities, and practice and feedback. As Bruff explains, “activities in which every student is invited and encouraged to be actively involved – like “all skate” times at the roller rink – are a more powerful form of active learning instruction than the less formal Q&A periods that can be built into a lecture.”


Dr. Dan Rochowiak