Tech Tips Newsletter - Collaborative and Team-based Learning

Editor: Karen Franker
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Assessing and Facilitating Collaborative and Team-Based Learning

Explore strategies for assessing, developing and managing successful team-based learning experiences.

Working With Groups
The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State resource page includes: Team Peer Evaluation Examples and commonly-asked questions about teaching collaborative activities.

Collaboration Rubric
Karen Franker’s teamwork rubric is an effective tool for self-assessment and peer feedback for group activities.

Collaboration in the Classroom: What Does Research and Experience Say? (PDF file)
The University of Maryland University College staff describes advantages of small group work and specific strategies for managing groups.

What is Cooperative Learning?
The Carleton College staff identifies five key elements that differentiate cooperative learning from simply dividing students into groups.

Groups and Team-Based Learning
Duke University’s Center for Instructional Technology provides tips for assigning seven group roles and promoting strong, cohesive groups. Recommended roles include: recorder, timekeeper, reality checker, devil’s advocate, and spy.

How to Build Happy Brains
Judy Willis explains how supportive, low-stress, cooperative activities markedly increase adolescent students’ learning.

7 Things You Should Know About Assessing Online Team-Based Learning
The Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) presents an overview of effective strategies for assessing online group members’ contributions, including tips on tracking progress and developing process-oriented measurements.

Tech Tip: Fix the Top 7 Accidental Keyboard Shortcuts

Yaara Lancet describes how to quickly recover from common MS Windows keyboard errors that can result in flipped screen displays, malfunctioning number pads, and randomly-closing windows.