We would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of the TBLC to this year’s poster award winners: Minna Ng and Thomas Newpher. Their poster abstract was titled “Class Size and Student Performance in Team-Based Learning.” As the lead presenter, TBLC is pleased to announce that Thomas Newpher will receive one year of free membership for winning.
Class Size and Student Performance in Team-Based Learning Abstract: Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a popular form of small-group collaborative learning. In TBL, students work together in permanent teams throughout the course term, and are motivated to learn through the use of frequent formative assessments taken with and without their teammates. Growing evidence indicates that TBL increases student content knowledge outcomes when compared to lecture-based courses. However, the factors affecting the student experience with TBL have yet to be fully explored. In particular, it remains unknown how the size of a TBL classroom affects content knowledge outcomes, perceived learning, and course satisfaction. To address these questions, we analyzed student performance on summative exams and specific measures of classroom dynamics from a single TBL-taught course over four terms with a range of enrollment sizes (19-103 students). We found that the course term with small enrollment, compared to the term with large enrollment, produced higher ratings for course and instructor quality. Despite these differences in perceived course quality, student performance on summative exams and other measures of classroom dynamics were similar across all course term sizes. Taken together, our data suggest that the content knowledge outcomes in a TBL course are not negatively impacted when enrollment size increases from small to large.
Thank you, Richard Plunkett TBLC Research & Scholarship Committee Chair
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative extends a warm welcome to join them for their 20th annual meeting from Wednesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 5th, 2020. This year we are planning an exciting virtual conference filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. “Diversity in Learning” is our central theme for this year’s conference. We hope attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs. Abstracts are currently welcomed for oral focus sessions and posters.
Oral Focus Sessions Conference participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral focus sessions on topics related to research, innovations or applications of TBL. These oral presentations are brief summaries and should be a maximum of 10 minutes. Presenters will be asked to pre-record their session. We also ask that you be available for a live, moderated, question-and-answer session to accompany your presentation. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.
Proposals for oral focus sessions must be submitted by December 1, 2020.
Posters We invite you to submit abstracts for posters on any topic relevant to TBL. Poster presenters will be asked to design a poster to highlight major findings. We will also schedule a live question-and-answer session to accompany the recording. More information about the submission instructions can be found here.
Proposals for posters must be submitted by December 1, 2020
The Team-Based Learning Collaborative would like to remind you one last time to submit an abstract for presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon from March 14-17th, 2020, at the Hilton Portland Downtown.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019
We are asking for abstracts in the Fundamentals, Innovations and Research/Scholarship tracks. We are also welcoming abstracts for oral research presentations as well as oral focus sessions.
This year we are encouraging poster presentations in an updated size and format.
Presenters are being encouraged to explore an updated poster format that includes a headline with major findings, a bulleted list of important research information, and a QR code that links to more information.
Please visit www.TBLCAbstract.org to submit an abstract. Please note that the first time you enter the site, you will be required to create a user profile.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2019
While we are open to all TBL-related submissions, we are particularly eager to receive submissions focused on non-medical applications of TBL. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to see you in Portland in 2020!