Collaborative Learning Mini-Course

June 12-30, 2017 (Online with in-person meetings Thursdays, June 15, 22, & 29 from 1-3 pm in Social Sciences 206)



In this 3 week, hybrid mini-course, participants will learn about, plan, and practice using evidence-based, active and collaborative learning strategies for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.


The use of active and collaborative learning strategies has been demonstrated to improve student engagement, learning, and retention. During this 3 week mini-course, you will examine the evidence for active and collaborative learning, observe examples of collaborative learning from actual college courses, discuss effective classroom management, plan and facilitate a collaborative learning exercise, and give and receive feedback from colleagues on teaching. While we will focus on teaching in face-to-face and hybrid courses, the methods are applicable to fully online courses.

This hybrid D2L-based workshop includes face-to-face as well as synchronous and asynchronous online components. You can expect to spend one to two hours per day with the course, including a two-hour in-person meeting each week over the three-week duration. Instructors who complete 80% or more of coursework will receive a certificate and priority scheduling in Collaborative Learning Space rooms.

This mini-course will be offered again in October of 2017

This Mini-Course is facilitated by Erin Dokter