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Cornell Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics

Tomás Arias - Active Learning Initiative is taking teaching into the future

Prof Tomás Arias is the physics lead for the Active Learning Initiative (ALI) in the College of Arts and Sciences. The ALI uses a combination of the flipped classroom learning method with high-tech tools to engage students in learning. The newly redesigned courses have just completed thier first semester and the feedback is excellent.

“What sold me on the active learning mode,” says Arias, “is that it gave us more time in class to share the joy of doing physics – because at the end of the day, people learn when they’re happy and engaged.”

Read more about the ALI and what other's are saying in the Chronicle.

Tomas Arias