Instructional Delivery Methods that Support Learning

  • Start each class with an introduction of what will be covered and provide a brief review of the previous session.
  • Break each class into segments by asking or posting a question and giving students time to discuss this in a small group or with a partner.
  • Speak clearly and at a pace that allows students to take notes.
  • Modulate your voice to emphasize important points.
  • Highlight and summarize key concepts and explain how they relate to session or course objectives.
  • Use graphic organizers to help students arrange information in meaningful ways.
  • Employ active learning strategies to promote recall and understanding of new material (e.g. online poll tools).
  • Consider recording lectures and making them available via podcasts.
  • End each class with a brief summary of what has been covered.
  • Provide supports for learning such as outlines, audios of lectures, PowerPoints and study guides.