Strategies for Creating a Successful Collaborative Learning Environment, Virtual or In-Person
Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Editor-at-Large
An effective instructional strategy on its own merits, collaborative learning demonstrated some additional benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic–for instance, it provided a much-needed sense of connectedness and social interaction among students, and with the right digital technology, was able to be moved seamlessly to a virtual environment. Collaborative learning can increase student retention and learning, enhance self-confidence, and empower students with skills that will prepare them for lifelong success, in the workplace and beyond. Join our panel of experts in the field to learn best practices–and pitfalls to avoid–when implementing or improving your collaborative classroom, and hear why professional training can be so valuable in supporting educators with the tools they need to use this instructional strategy effectively.