ACTIVE-ating Artificial Intelligence: Integrating Active Learning in an Introductory Course

Marie desJardins

Abstract


his column describes my experience with using a new classroom space (the ACTIVE Center), which was designed to facilitate group-based active learning and problem solving, to teach an introductory artificial intelligence course. By restructuring the course into a format that was roughly half lecture and half small-group problem-solving, I was able to significantly increase student engagement, their understanding and retention of difficult concepts, and my own enjoyment in teaching the class.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v35i4.2557

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