Universal Groupwork Module Development

From the very beginning of my career at SLCC, I have faced the issue of getting students to work efficiently in teams. The reality is that working in teams (especially online) is a daunting task. It became clear to me that solving this issue would not only be beneficial to students, but to instructors facilitating arguments about group related issues as well. Developing a group work module to help students work effectively in teams is important not only to college students, but to most businesses as well. A study from MIT Sloan was able to show that, “Dispersed teams can actually outperform groups that are colocated,” if the right sort of collaboration is in place.


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Student Centered Approach to Curriculum Development

Adult learners have different needs and expectations and the curriculum designer needs to take those into consideration. While completing a certificate in instructional design at UC Berkeley, I’ve compiled materials from several courses to put together a general four step approach to developing a course curriculum. The four steps are designed around organizing content from various resources into a student centered course design that's easy for adult students to understand.

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