Many of the resources collected under the topics of Tools for
Teaching Strategies, and Diversity & Community are useful teaching larger
classes. However, larger classes are also a unique species in higher education
with some challenges and opportunities that are different from smaller classes
and seminars. Web resources particularly selected for their application in
larger classes are organized within six topics and related questions below:
Class Teaching Guides: What have universities discovered about large-class
teaching, especially as to details of organization, decisions about
subject matter, and ground rules that encourage student participation?
to Larger Classes: How can I best organize my ideas,
review the effectiveness of my classroom communication, and develop
sufficient variety to gain and maintain student interest in a larger
in Larger Classes: Which forms of discussion can I use in a
larger class to stimulate student involvement, add variety, and generate
feedback on student learning?
for Larger Classes: How can writing assignments for
in-class work, graded and non-graded exercises, lecture summaries, and
other applications enhance student learning?
in Larger Classes: Which considerations are essential for
instructors of larger classes who wish to use technology for enhancing
Active Learning Strategies for Larger Classes: How can
small groups be used effectively to promote student learning in larger