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Creating Successful Group Work Assignments

June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


(This is a one-week online course.)
Collaborative group work is a high-impact practice (Kuh, AAC&U, 2008) in higher education. The act of working together with other peers to process a semester long project together or to complete a higher-level collaborative product fosters creativity and learning. In addition, shorter term collaborative assignments can also have a positive impact on learning.

This course will focus on different types of collaborative group work that an instructor can assign in their classes, and participants will finish the course with prepared materials to use in their future courses.

The learning objectives for the course are:

  • Participants will be able to differentiate between the three types of group work (informal learning groups, formal learning groups, and study groups) and decide which is best suited to meet their course learning objectives.
  • Participants will create an assignment that incorporates the type of group work that is most applicable to their own course.
  • Participants will evaluate strategies for managing the group work and select appropriate scaffolds and assignments.
  • Participants will design or select supporting materials to assess student learning within the group work.

This (non-credit bearing) online course module is one week in length: Monday June 10, 2019 – Monday June 17, 2019. Registration is required.

The class will be facilitated by Holly Parker, Center for Teaching & Learning.


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June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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