Active Listening

We can listen four times faster than a presenter can lecture? That leaves 45 seconds out of every minute for our minds to wander away from the lecture and become distracted.

One effective way to stay focused and regain our ability to concentrate is to employ active listening techniques.

This program will explore these techniques and how to use them to become a better active listener.

Female college student listens intently to another person.

Before you start, here are a few things to know.


  • The content of this program is presented in a single topic.
  • Your progress is monitored. You must successfully complete the topic to complete the program.
  • There are some questions at the end of the topic so you can evaluate your learning and identify information you would like to review. Don't worry, it's not a test and it's not graded. We call it a, "Check on Learning."


  • The program should only take about 15 minutes to complete.
  • Because there are no student accounts or retention of personal information, there is no bookmarking features. Users must complete the program in one session to be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the program.