Doug McKee, senior lecturer in economics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and George Orlov, an Active Learning Initiative postdoctoral fellow in economics, have received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the long-term effects of active learning and online instruction.

Active learning methods have been widely adopted in science, social science and math classrooms, including at Cornell. While the positive effects of active learning in the short run are well-documented, little research has been done to study the long-term impact of active learning, McKee said.

Doug McKee, senior lecturer in economics, teaches his Applied Econometrics class via Zoom.

“Research on the efficacy of active learning usually measures gains in

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