CEE Graduate Student Workshop - Facilitating Small Group Activities in Remote Courses
From Peter Joseph Torres
A Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) workshop from February 12, 2021, on Creating Community and Connections in Remote Learning
Creating opportunities for students to collaborate on assignments or projects is considered a high-impact practice in higher education (AAC&U, 2008). These collaborative practices can take a number of forms: small group discussions, problem-solving groups, study groups, ongoing group projects, and more. However, translating collaborative activities to the remote learning environment can be challenging. In this session, participants will consider how small group activities can support course learning objectives and will explore strategies for facilitating small group activities in ways that are equitable and productive.
Session materials (PowerPoint, handouts, and activity sheets) can be accessed here: Facilitating Small Group Activities in Remote Courses
- Elizabeth Giardina, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English; Teaching Assistant Consulting Fellow - Center for Educational Effectiveness
- Victoria Farrar, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior; Teaching Assistant Consulting Fellow - Center for Educational Effectiveness
- Jessica Zlotnicki MS., Ph.D. Student, Geography Graduate Group; Teaching Assistant Consulting Fellow - Center for Educational Effectiveness