Congratulations to CSB Professor Melody Neumann, who competed in the eLearning Excellence Awards at the European Conference on e-Learning in Copenhagen. Her project Team Up!: The use of Student Teams in Online or Large Hybrid Classes Improves Course Outcomes won 2nd prize!
Team Up! is an online learning tool that facilitates active learning and group work. Initially she developed this app for virtual breakout rooms in CSB201, an online course intended to provide non-science students with an understanding of basic concepts in molecular biology and genetics.
Team Up! is now in use in ten courses across different Faculties through the University’s online teaching and learning environment Quercus. Students can collaborate in Quercus groups, or spontaneously form their own groups. This provides the opportunity for peer teaching and consensus-building, while allowing misconceptions to be corrected immediately.