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Building the Intentional UniversityMinerva and the Future of Higher Education$
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Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037150

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001

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The Active Learning Forum

The Active Learning Forum

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Building the Intentional University

Jonathan Katzman

Matt Regan

Ari Bader-Natal

The MIT Press

When we set out to design the Active Learning Forum we had three aspirational goals in mind. First, we wanted every student to feel as though he or she is sitting next to the professor. Students are constantly engaged in “fully active learning.” Second, we wanted the technology to disappear. We ensure that the focus is on the interactions and discussion among students and the professor; the technology fades into the background. Third, we wanted to bring the seminar back from the ether. Because we record each class, faculty can provide students with feedback on every class (and vice versa!). Students can see the history of how they do over the course of a semester, a year and eventually their entire time at Minerva. The combined result of meeting these three goals is that we can have seminars that surpass what’s possible in a traditional classroom and create better learning

Keywords:   online learning, active learning, small seminars, decision support, indvidualized feedback

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