Active learning involves activities where students are more involved with their learning instead of passive listening to lectures and taking notes. Class time is planned in sections that get students the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and think about the purpose of those activities. Using active learning strategies in your course can help your students achieve better learning outcomes.
Resources for active learning
Hitting Pause: 65 Lecture Breaks to Refresh and Reinforce Learning
IDEA Paper 53: Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses
ETE Podcast discussing IDEA Paper 53
ETE Seminar Recording: Dynamic Lecturing with Christine Harrington