Drop in to a web conference on student collaboration

Join us in Bostock Library on September 23–24 for “Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments,” the 2009 Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) Online Fall Focus Session.

The sessions will explore how to increase student learning by collaboration, an approach to learning that engages students in the active construction of collective knowledge, empowering them to build meaning together, and challenging them to examine issues from multiple perspectives. The various sessions will:

  • discuss what it means to effectively collaborate in the classroom,
  • describe a framework for the design of meaningful and purposeful activities in the classroom,
  • reflect on the potential for social learning to promote critical thinking and spark student discussion,
  • explore emerging practices for designing collaborative environments in physical spaces and virtual environments, and
  • consider assessment strategies for collaborative activities.

Register to join us for any of these sessions.  We’ll broadcast the web conference in Bostock Library room 039; we’ll listen to the online sessions and then follow up most sessions with discussion among local attendees.

Register Wed 09/23/09 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM What is collaboration?
Register Wed 09/23/09 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Virtual knowledge networks
Register Wed 09/23/09 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Innovative projects in online collaboration
Register Wed 09/23/09 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Technologies that enhance collaborative, interdisciplinary learning
Register Wed 09/23/09 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Innovative projects in interdisciplinary collaboration
Register Thu 09/24/09 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM How did WE work? Assessing collaborative assignments
Register Thu 09/24/09 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM Making space for collaboration
Register Thu 09/24/09 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Innovative projects in collaborative spaces
Register Thu 09/24/09 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Discussion session: Collaboration and interdisciplinarity
Register Thu 09/24/09 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Building campus-wide collaborative relationships to support innovation and maximize achievement