Collaborating to Create Collaborative Learning Environments

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					            Collaborating to Create
            Collaborative Learning
                 Environments
                       Kent E. Miller, Libraries
                                      Thomas Roderick,
                   Information Technologies
      Susan M. Zvacek, Instructional
             Development and Support
                               University of Kansas
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                      HVC2 at the
                  University of Kansas

 • High Velocity Change,
     High Volume Collaboration
 • Program-Oriented Task Forces
 • Multiple Campus Agencies
 • Sought Achievable Solutions
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
     Collaborative Learning
  Environments (CLE) Committee

    • Exploring a New Model
    • Beyond the Computer Commons
      and Group Study
    • Requiring Collaboration of
      Faculty, Librarians, and
      Technology Specialists
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                Players Collaborating

      • Library                                           • IT Staff

      • Instructional                                     • University
           Support                                         Architects

      • Students                                          • Faculty

      • “TLC” Staff
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                       CLE Committee
                      Recommendations
    • Develop a Plan for Introduction of
      CLEs in Libraries, Computer Labs,
      and Other Campus Spaces
    • Develop a Program to Introduce
      Collaborative Learning
      Strategies to Faculty
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                          Library Services

    • Foot traffic down, but
         Network traffic up

    • Ramifications for Service Models,
         Space Utilization, and
         Staff Allocation

Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                Instructional Research
                       & Theory
  • Collaboration Gains Ground
  • Workforce/Societal Demands for
    Teamwork, Communication Skills, and
    Problem Solving
  • Re-thinking Concepts of
    Teaching, Learning,
    Classroom, Assessment, etc.
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
             Collaborative Learning
                  Basic Tenets
      • Positive Interdependence
            –Mutual Goals, Mutual Rewards
            –Interdependent Roles
            –Structured Tasks

      • Individual Accountability
            –Slackers and Workhorses
            –Helping Others    Learning

Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
             Collaborative Learning
               Basic Tenets (cont.)
      • Appropriate Grouping
            –Assigned, Heterogeneous Groups
            –4-5 per Team
      • Group Processing
            –Reflecting on Process and Outcomes
            –Building Team Skills
            –Feedback to Team and
             to Teacher
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
         Information Technologies

      • Ubiquitous Computing
      • Anytime, Anywhere Connectivity
      • Hardware Upgrades – Multimedia
           Labs, Classrooms, etc.
      • Student Expectations

Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                      Things We Learned
      • Combinations:
            –Individual and Group Work Areas
            –Classroom, Informal Learning,
                Workstation Areas
            –Support Staff: Technology
                and Research Based

Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
           Things We Learned (cont.)
  • Technology
        –PC and Mac, Wireless Access, Multimedia
            Stations, Presentation Hardware (e.g.,
            SMARTboard, Projectors, Dry Erase Boards)

  • Furniture
        –All Mobile: Chairs, Tables, Walls
        –Comfortable and Inviting

Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
       Things We Learned (cont.)

      • Centrally Located on Campus
      • Amenities
            –Coffee and Food Available Nearby
            –Parking Close by for
                Off-Campus Students
            –Long Hours of Operation
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
              Budig Computer Lab –
                                             Before
   • Typical Computer Lab/Info Commons
         –75 PC’s in Long Rows
         –1 PC Classroom with 25 Stations
         –1 Mac Classroom with 15 Stations
         –2 Student Staff


Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                                        Before…




Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                                        Before …




Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
        Prototype Environment –
                                                 After

      • Divided into Three Sections
            –Individual Workstations

            –Collaborative Learning Environment

            –Classrooms (PC and Mac)


Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
               Collaborative Learning
                                    Environment
 • Teaching Space – Laptops, White Boards,
   SMARTboard, Easy-to-Move Furniture
 • Group Work Area – Movable Tables and
   Chairs, White Boards, Desktop Computers,
   Wireless Access
 • Informal Study Area – Wireless
   Access, Comfortable Seating
Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                                           After …




Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
                                            After …




Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
       Collaboration Continues…
  • Promotion of Space to Users
  • Faculty Development
  • Staffing Decisions
  • Thematic Learning Community Involvement
  • Architecture Student Involvement
  • More CLEs On the Way


Miller, K., Roderick, T., & Zvacek, S. – Educause, 2004
               For More Information:

                   Kent Miller, kmiller@ku.edu
        Thomas Roderick,roderick@ku.edu
        Susan M. Zvacek, szvacek@ku.edu




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