"The Hidden Power of Interactive Teaching Activities: Retention, Assessment, and Engagement" Featuring Nathan DeWall

Video created by Elizabeth Uva Employee on Apr 13, 2015

    Nathan DeWall provides instructors with novel teaching activities that they can use in their classrooms and discusses how interactive activities can offer an easy means of teaching assessment and increasing student engagement.


    Teaching takes various forms. People flip classrooms, digitize readings, and swap chalk for smartboards. However, the same problems continue to plague higher education: retention, assessment, and engagement. In this talk, Nathan DeWall addresses these problems by:


    • providing instructors with novel teaching activities to use in class

    • showing how these kinds of activities can help retain students

    • offering suggestions for enhancing activities with assessment and engagement opportunities