Assignment Library Tag: Applied and Collaborative Learning

Beautiful Biological Questions

Description This is a series of assignments designed to help students in a biology course for non-majors answer beautiful biological questions (BBQ). Students move through a series of these questions in order to construct an answer to the Big BBQ, How do you distinguish science from pseudoscience? Included are individual and team process assignments through… Read more »

Rebuilding After the Apocalypse

Description This assignment uses a social science perspective to help students think about the building blocks of a society. The idea at the foundation of the assignment is to encourage the students to move beyond what we learned in the classroom and apply these concepts to real world issues. In their assignment, students are expected… Read more »

Bookends: Connecting Communication and Community from Gateway to Capstone

Description Bookends is actually two assignments linked together to assess programmatic learning outcomes related to applied and collaborative learning within a Communication Studies department. The first assignment, which is completed in the gateway (the introductory course that introduces majors to the discipline), is a collaborative project in which students explore ways in which communication can… Read more »

Creative Oral Presentation in Introductory Statistics

Description This assignment is designed for an introductory statistics course at the end of the semester. Students are assigned to groups to review and prepare a presentation on key learning outcomes (concepts) in the course, including dependent t, independent t, correlation, regression, and ANOVA. The review/presentation can take the form of rap, comedy, Broadway musical,… Read more »

Small Group and Team Communication Final Group Project

Description The students take what they are learning about small group communication theory in the classroom and, working in groups, apply the theories and concepts to their observations of an outside team/group. The final project includes both a paper (the requirements and corresponding rubric are included) and a presentation that the group members work on… Read more »