Join the Faculty Center for eLearning Sept. 23-24 for:

“Flattening the Classroom: Building Collaborative Learning Environments.”

Hosted by the EduCAUSE Learning Initiative, participants in this virtual community event will explore an approach to learning that engages students in the active construction of collective knowledge, empowering them to build meaning together and challenging them to examine issues from multiple perspectives.

Details and how to register
The schedule for this virtual event  is listed below. Sessions will be available at both the Faculty Center for eLearning, Room 102, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, on the St. Paul campus, and Room LL09, Terrence Murphy Hall, on the Minneapolis campus. This is a come-when-you-can event. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions over the two days. An all-day commitment is not required.

To register, please email the Faculty Center for eLearning with the following information:

  • Which session(s) you plan to attend.
  • If you will attend in Minneapolis or St. Paul.

You are welcome to bring a lunch.  Light refreshments will be provided at both locations.

Wednesday, September 23

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Session Welcome
11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.General Session:  What is Collaboration?
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.Plenary Session: Online Collaboration Principles
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Project Parlors: A Lighting Round of Campus Projects
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Introduction to Discussion Groups
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Plenary Session: Strategies for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Project Parlors : A Lighting Round of Campus Projects
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Group Discussion
4:15 p.m. -4:30 p.m.Wrap-Up


Thursday, September 24

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.Welcome
11:10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.General Session : Assessment Strategies for Collaborative Activities
12:05 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.Plenary Session : Spaces for Collaboration
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.Project Parlors : A Lightning Round of Campus Projects
1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.Discussion Session : Scenario Building
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.Discussion Session : Group Report Out
3:05 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.General Session : Campus Collaborations to Foster Innovative Teaching Practices
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Closing Wrap-Up