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TBLC Workshop – Basics of TBL in a Day

TBLC is pleased to present a pre-conference workshop on the “Basics of Team-Based Learning in a Day,” led by certified consultant-trainers Chris Burns and Sandy Cook at the 2016 IAMSE Meeting. We hope you’ll join us to learn about TBL and how to make it work for you!

The session starts with TBL 101 – This is the single best introduction to TBL. It is conducted in the TBL format to demonstrate the process, while giving participants the student experience. Participants must prepare ahead, take an IRAT, and engage actively with their assigned team members. The structure, process, and essential characteristics of an effective TBL module are emphasized. By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to describe the elements and of TBL and debate how they impact small group learning through experiencing a TBL module.

The afternoon session will focus on applying what was learned in the morning session to the challenge of creating an effective TBL module. This session uses the TBL format to explore readiness assurance and group application exercise questions more thoroughly, including time for participants to work on creating their own applications with peer and faculty feedback. By the conclusion of the afternoon, participants will be able to create an action plan on how they might convert a learning session into a TBL module and to construct a group application that enhances team cohesiveness.

For more information on the 2016 IAMSE Meeting and to register, click herePlease note, this workshop is being offered as a pre-conference workshop. You do not have to register for the full meeting to attend the TBL workshop.

TBLC – New Resource Highlight

This month’s featured module is the Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module. The Module was developed by W. Edward Chi, reviewed, and published to the Resource Bank in the Summer of 2013. The Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module was designed for the Principles of Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. It was designed with accessibility in mind as the learning goals can be achieved with an audience able to perform basic arithmetic operations and able to understand the usefulness of money.

The Module focuses on three learning goals. The Learning Goals are:

  • Use the “rule of 70” (or 72) to determine the time for an investment to double
  • Interpret the effect of human capital, technology, physical capital, and institutional factors for the rate of growth in each country
  • Use macroeconomic growth prospects to inform an investment decision

The Long-Term Investing Decision and Long-Run Macroeconomic Growth module includes a four question RAT and one Application Exercise.

Be sure to check this resource out!

TBLC 2016 Grant Recipients

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) would like to congratulate the 2016 TBLC Grant Recipients. We received the most submissions to date. There were 14 submissions, and we are happy to congratulate the following on receiving grants from TBLC this year:

  • Judith Ainsworth (University of Florida):  Team-Based Learning in Communication Courses for Accounting Graduates: Investigating Student Engagement, Accountability, and Satisfaction
  • Cynthia Standley (University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix): Get Our of the Lecture Hall! Assessment of Student Learning and Communication Skills Moving From Lecture to Team Based Learning
  • Kristin Janke (University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy): Quality Indicators in TBL Application Activities

If you would like to submit a proposal for a TBLC grant for 2017, keep your eyes peeled for the email later this fall!

TBLC 2016 Congratulations Poster Award Winners

We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Naomi Twigg, Colleen Corte, Elaine Hardy, and Alysha Hart. Their poster abstract was titled “Examining students’ preference, satisfaction, and experience with team-based learning in an online environment.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Naomi Twigg will receive one year of free membership for winning. Please see their abstract below:

Over the last decade, the popularity of taking an online course in U.S. higher education has grown astronomically with a 17.3% growth rate totaling 6.7 million online learners. Students are attracted and satisfied with online courses because of the convenience they offer, however, they are dissatisfied with the lack of interaction with their instructor and other students in the course. Team-based learning (TBL) has traditionally been implemented in face-to-face or blended classroom environments, which have shown to increase students’ learning of the course concepts, increase students’ level of engagement, and improve students’ attitudes about teamwork compared to traditional lecture-format. While there has been great success with TBL in the classroom, there has been limited research on the effectiveness of TBL in an asynchronous online environment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate graduate nursing students’ preference, experience and satisfaction with taking a TBL course in an online environment. The authors hypothesize that graduate nursing students taking an asynchronous online TBL course would prefer and be more satisfied with this teaching methodology in comparison to a non-TBL, asynchronous online course. The sample included graduate nursing students (n=116) enrolled in an asynchronous, online TBL course. Students will be surveyed at the end of the 2015 fall semester using a 33-item adapted version of the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL-SAI). An analysis of students’ preference, experience, and satisfaction with taking an asynchronous online TBL course has the potential to lead to course developments and improve learning outcomes.

TBLC – How to Update your Membership Profile

We believe that it is much easier to connect with colleagues when you remember their faces. Our new membership database platform allows us to include a photo with your profile. We are asking your help to update the new system.

If you would like to upload your picture to your member profile, you can do so by logging in to the TBLC Member’s Only section of the website here. If you do not remember your user login information, follow the link “Click Here to Reset your Password” Your user ID is the email address previously used for membership registration. Once logged in, click “My Profile” at the top of the page and then click on the current picture. Once here, you can upload a picture to your profile and make any necessary changes to your membership profile, such as adding your address, phone number, or university.

If you have any questions about uploading your picture or updating your membership profile, contact Danielle Inscoe at danielle@tblcadmin.org