20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Assess Active Learning Strategies in the Classroom?

Discover practical tips for designing active courses and assignments to improve student engagement and problem-solving skills, then learn to effectively assess these strategies for continuous improvement in your classroom!


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How Can I Assess Active Learning Strategies in the Classroom?

Do your students seem less engaged lately? Passive instruction can lead to disengagement and poor retention of course material, which isn’t beneficial for anyone. It might be time to shake up your teaching methods to apply more active learning into your classroom and our 20-Minute Mentor is here to help!

Led by Michael Strawser, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Florida, you’ll gain practical tips and strategies for designing more active courses and assignments. From problem-solving tasks to interactive lectures, Dr. Strawser will explore various ways to keep your students actively engaged while providing effective assessment methods for these active strategies.

Get the tools that boost your students’ real-world problem-solving skills while also learning how to assess and refine your teaching methods continually, ensuring your students stay engaged and keep improving!

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Define ‘assessment’ and ‘active learning’
  • Understand the importance of evaluation
  • Design and implement active learning strategies into their teaching
  • Assess the effectiveness of active learning strategies in their course

Topics Covered

  • Assessments
  • Active learning strategies
  • Creating active learning assessments


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching in any modality


Product Code: PM24DA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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