PANEL & ROUNDTABLE: Active Learning Strategies that Transcend Physical Space: Lessons from Across Disciplines (90 mins)
COVID-19 continues to challenge how instructors think about their teaching, work with their students and how to achieve effective learning. This session addresses these challenges and provides a variety of methods to overcome them, focusing on flexible techniques for encouraging student engagement that can be used across modalities (i.e. on-line, hybrid and face-to-face) and can be deployed quickly and easily if necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring their past and present active learning challenges. Faculty members from several disciplines across Mason, all actively engaged in implementing active learning, will discuss their recent efforts to continue to engage students in the face of the spring pivot to on-line learning. The session concludes with a hands-on workshop to help participants envision how they can take their current assignments and reimagine them with active learning strategies, with an eye towards pivot-proofing their course as much as possible.