School of Engineering and Computing
ENHANCING STUDENT COLLABORATION FOR IMPROVED LEARNING
In a traditional class, students interact primarily with the instructor. Increasing the level of student interaction with one another during the learning experience provides a significant multiplier in the student learning experience. Instead of all learning occurring on the student-instructor axis, learning occurs on multiple axes between students. Getting students to interact meaningfully with each other is an important result of student collaboration. During this academic year, we have conducted research on collaboration with student mentors and in small groups. Results are presented, including analysis of surveys of students along with instructors’ experiences.