Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups Podcast: College Group Tutoring and Study Review Groups

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups Podcast: College Group Tutoring and Study Review Groups

The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups. PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota. We drew upon best practices from national models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model on our campus. I serve as an Associate Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department within the College of Education and Human Development. Some episodes share new things I am learning about postsecondary peer cooperative learning groups from the U.S. and countries around the world. Other episodes feature student study group leaders describing session activities that worked well with the subject matter and the students. Those interviews include what the PAL facilitator is learning personally and professionally about their experience. Initially, the interviews will be with PAL facilitators at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, study group leaders at other colleges will be featured. Send an email to David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models. It now exceeds 1,100 publication. Click this link to download the bibliography, http://z.umn.edu/peerbib Click this link for PAL training materials and other resources, http://z.umn.edu/peerlearning... Show More

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May 12, 2020

Bonus (PDF) This is the draft guidelines for Course-based Learning Assistance which is another term to describe many peer assisted learning programs.

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Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides used in my overview to the Course-based Learning Assistance Guidelines.

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May 12, 2020 17 min

S03-E23 The 80+ page guidebook to best practices with postsecondary peer assisted learning programs provides field-tested and approved practices that can enhance any academic support program at a college that uses student-led study groups. This video provides a brief overview of the document. It can be downloaded at https://z.umn.edu/peerguide

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Bonus (PDF) This is the complete annotated bibliography of the major peer learning programs with more than 1,550 citations, many of which have web links to provide for viewing or downloading.

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Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides of the overview concerning the recently released update of the peer learning bibliography.

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S03-E22 This episode provides an overview of the 2020 Postsecondary Peer Cooperative Learning Program Bibliography. It contains 1,550+ publications and research studies on all the major national and international postsecondary peer assisted learning programs: Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning Program, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction/PASS, and Video-based Supplemen...

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Bonus (PDF) This is an article I wrote in 2005 describing the questions to ask when choosing among different peer learning programs.

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Bonus (PDF) PowerPoint slides handout for the episode on choosing the appropriate peer learning program.

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S03-E21 This episode provides five questions to ask when considering when postsecondary Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) model to use on campus. It is critical to understand the requirements to implement, available resources at the institution, and challenges to overcome.

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Bonus (PDF) This annotated bibliography provides all the publications and research studies concerning Video-based Supplemental Instruction.

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Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides that accompanied my overview of Video-based Supplemental Instruction.

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S03-E20 Video-based Supplemental Instruction (VSI) is a course delivery system on video and processed in small groups that integrate mastery of rigorous course content and learning strategies. Students earn academic graduation credit for paired-courses (content and learning strategies). In the 1990s, co-developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Dr. Deanna C. Martin and Robert A. Blanc. Since then, it has been implement...

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Bonus (PDF) This is an annotated bibliography of publications and research studies of Supplemental Instruction. There are approximately 1,000 publications in the document.

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Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides used in my overview of Supplemental Instruction.

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S03-E19 Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enhancement and support program. SI creates a supportive learning community that empowers the students to develop their academic capacity to become powerful and independent learners. It was created at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1973 by Dr. Deanna C. Martin. Since then, it has expanded to 33 countries in 1,500 institutions plus more by the regional training center...

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Bonus (PDF) This is an annotated bibliography of all the publications and research studies about Structured Learning Assistance.

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Bonus (PDF) These are the PowerPoint slides that appeared in the overview of Structured Learning Assistance.

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S03-E18 Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) is a mandatory workshop that support the academic success of all students enrolled in historically-challenging courses. SLA was developed at Ferris State University and is used at colleges across the U.S.

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Bonus (PDF) This is an annotated bibliography of publications and research studies concerning Peer-led Team Learning.

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Bonus (PDF) This set of PowerPoint slides are the ones used in my overview of Peer-led Team Learning.

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