Interactive learning is a hands-on approach to help students become more engaged and retain more material. With or without a form of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
When students are given the ability to learn in a practical hands-on environment, they are often more engaged, more stimulated and more motivated to learn as much as possible. Studies have shown that when students sit and listen intently, but passively in a lecture-style environment, they retain only 20 percent of the presented information. When they are given the opportunity to practice what they have just learned, that percentage increases to 75 percent.
Lecture Based Retention20%
Project Based Retention75%