Finding the best way to teach is dependent on understanding how people learn. Researchers have studied this for years and have found that, while individuals have various learning styles, on average, people remember:
This means the majority of learning takes place when individuals are actively participating in the content they are trying to learn. In the classroom, this concept is often termed "active learning." Active learning engages students in the process of learning through activities and/or discussion in class, as opposed to passively listening to an expert. It emphasizes higher-order thinking and often involves group work that helps maintain student concentration, deepens comprehension, and encourages critical thinking.
While most educators embrace active learning, in theory, it can be difficult to apply to classrooms, especially classrooms that lack the adequate technology to promote active learning. That's why we created ThinkHub Connect, an active learning solution designed to facilitate student participation and group work in learning environments.
ThinkHub Connect is a hybrid of ThinkHub, ViewHub, and AirConnect technology, all working in tandem to provide instructors a powerful presentation tool, while also enabling them to monitor and provide feedback on student work in real time. After working with several universities, we took years of observations, feedback, and findings to develop the ThinkHub Connect solution, which is now being deployed in universities across the country. Learn more about technology that supports modern learning environments here.