Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners

Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners

July 26, 2019The Nearpod Team

It’s an exciting time at Nearpod and in higher education. Together, we are making it easy for instructors to quickly and easily create those much sought after active learning opportunities. We understand that instructors have little to no time to learn new technologies, much less create content from scratch. We also understand your deep desire to engage your learners with active learning opportunities to help improve participation and academic effectiveness.  Nearpod is an education technology platform, a one-stop-shop that includes all the content you’re already using. It also transforms them into active learning experiences with engaging formative assessments interwoven. 

Nearpod has proven potential to transform your higher education courses and student’s learning experience. As you know, when teaching adult learners there are three things every instructor needs to understand: these students are experiential learners, they need to see the full picture, and just like young learners, they need to feel valued and respected.  Nearpod allows instructors to address all of these needs with ease. 

Engaged Learning IS Purpose Driven Learning

Instructors must teach by providing opportunities to practice and experience new concepts to engage higher-ed students. Nearpod activities incorporate tools like open-ended questions, sketching tool, and polls that foster discussion and enable students to analyze, explain, and create connections to the concepts.

Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners

When students engage and connect, they are more likely to feel their learning has a purpose. Within a Nearpod exercise, instructors can embed websites, PDFs, audio, and video. Creating Nearpod activities where students can explore different ideas and concepts allows learners to form a bridge between content and purpose. 

Connect with ALL Learners to Maximize Impact

While all the features allow for an interactive experience, it is the interaction between every student and instructor that makes Nearpod so powerful. Instructors have the ability to launch their Nearpod interactive presentations in real time. Even the quietest student has a chance to be heard and seen during a live Nearpod interactive presentation. This level of interaction often creates a connection between every instructor and student, something that is harder to achieve with adult learners. 

Nearpod has the ability to transform instructor driven lectures with a variety of active learning opportunities. Something that was once centered around one person  has the possibility to engage every individual present, both near and far. No longer do ‘PowerPoint’ style lectures have to be the norm. Instead, Nearpod lets the instructor create a learning environment where students can engage, discuss, and explore all while instructors focus on leading the presentation.

Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners

We’re delighted to be a part of this education revolution. We invite you to experience the joy of easily engaging every learner, together. Check out this Nearpod for Higher Education flyer to learn how Nearpod can be your one engagement platform for on-campus and distance learning programs, and learn how our deep LMS integrations maximize technology investment ROIs. When you’re ready to see exactly what Nearpod can do to help you easily engage learners, schedule a conversation with one of our experienced engagement specialists.

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