Colleges have long wanted to make sure that all students are active participants in their learning, with greater emphasis on group work, opportunities to solve problems, and hands-on experiences. With in-person learning greatly diminished during the pandemic, where does active learning stand now and where is it headed?

In Active Learning for a Post-Pandemic World, a panel of learning experts, including Eric Mazur of Harvard University, joins The Chronicle to help answer that key question.


This special, 75-minute Virtual Forum will seek to answer:

  • How has the digital transformation of higher ed affected the push for active learning?

  • How can technology help—or hurt—this effort?

  • What could active learning look like this fall, whether classes are in-person, remote, or hybrid?

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2:00 | Welcome
Ian Wilhelm 

2:05  | Chronicle Interview
The Road Ahead for Active Learning
The Chronicle’s Beth McMurtrie interviews Eric Mazur, a Harvard professor and an international advocate for active approaches to learning, about how the pandemic
and the remote education it requiredmay reshape teaching and the role of the instructor.

2:30 | Adobe Presentation
Accelerating Active Learning for Good
Adobe experts discuss accelerating imperatives to engage all students through active learning by equipping them with the technologies that drive digital transformation.

2:45 | Chronicle Panel
Preparing for the New Classroom
Looking ahead to the fall semester, The Chronicle’s Beckie Supiano talks with two teaching and learning experts— Chandralekha Singh and Lindsay Masland—about the common challenges to implementing active learning whether in-person, online, or a mix of both.

3:10 | Final Notes
Closing Remarks
Ian Wilhelm 



Lindsay Masland

Associate Professor of Psychology, Assistant Director of Faculty Professional Development, Appalachian State University


Eric Mazur

Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University


Beth McMurtrie

Senior Writer,
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Chandralekha Singh

Professor and Director, Discipline-based Science Education Research Center, University of Pittsburgh


Beckie Supiano

Senior Writer,
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Tacy Trowbridge

Global Education Programs Lead,


Todd Taylor

Pedagogical Evangelist, Eliason Distinguished Professor of English
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Ian Wilhelm

Assistant Managing Editor,
The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Active Learning for a Post-Pandemic World