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Large Classes

More and more institutions are answering the need to control costs with larger classes, particularly in general curriculum classes.  Keeping students actively engaged in a large class and helping them perform better.  The sites below should help you with how to deal with large classes.

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Large Lecture Classes

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of California - Berkeley

This site provides guidance for how an instructor can make large lecture courses more manageable and effective with reduced resources.

The Argument for Making Large Classes Seem Small

California State University - Pomona

This is an article that suggests that small group discussion and reflection can help to make interactions more satisfying for students and instructors.

Teaching Large Classes

Open University, United Kingdom

This is a 14 minutes video that demonstrates the problems that both students and faculty face in large lecture-style classes.   It also provides some suggestions for how to make these classes more engaging.

Teaching Large Classes

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State University

This is a great resource for teaching large classes.  There are two sections: Answers to frequently asked questions and Large Class Resources.

Instructors Share Ideas: Large Class Teaching Tips

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University

This site has a list of teaching tips on handling large classes from some of the professors at the institution.