Keeping Breakout Rooms On Task


July 9th, 2021

Sideway view of woman lecturing in front of a computer on Zoom to a group of students.

Contributed by Phillippa Pitts

(2 minute read)

Research shows that assigning students to work in small groups can enhance learning (and introduce variety, which can help reenergize a long summer term class!), but how can you structure the activity to keep students engaged and on task?  In our Graduate Student Teaching blog, Graduate Teaching Consultant Phillippa Pitts explains how to make small group work effective, with suggestions specifically for building in accountability and purpose for students working together in Zoom breakout rooms.  Stay tuned for more tips from the GTCs!