Collaborative and Cooperative Learning

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Collaborative  Learning Activities Facilitate Student Learning within a Cooperative Context

 Cooperative Learning in Action  

This video describes the basics of collaborative learning and faculty from various disciplines describe how they use collaborative learning in their courses.

Instructors at Patrick Henry Community College (Martinsville, VA) talk about Cooperative Learning. This video was  posted on You-tube  by the  Southern Center for Active Learning Excellence (at

Examples and Resources

 Faculty-coached, In-class Problem Solving allows students  to work on problems collaboratively, in a structured context, while the professor guides the process. Developed by the SERC Pedagogical Service Project

Team-Based Learning presented by the Team-Based Learning Collaborative. This site provides information, resources and videos that explain what team-based learning is and how to use it to engage your students.

Process Oriented Guide Inquiry Learning(POGIL)   POGIL is a student-centered strategy; students work in small groups with individual roles to ensure that all students are fully engaged in the learning process.


Assessment  of Collaborative Learning by EDUCAUSE. "EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology."     Page 10 of the document contains links to other resources on assessment.

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