What is active learning and how does it work? Is it really better than currently used methods? What are its strengths, what are its weaknesses? To discuss these questions, Nobel Laureate Carl E. Wieman and several education practitioners and experts met in Lindau during the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The results are available as a video (below) and are also discussed in this Nature Outlook supplement on physical oceanography. Find more videos on the topic here.