Asynchronous/Synchronous Student Interaction: Group Reflection Problem

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The Group Reflection Problem (GRP) is an active learning activity assigned over a seven-week period; allowing for two GRPs each semester. This document provides the schedule of the GRP learning activity along with screenshots of the Blackboard assignments and a link to a Google doc template for the group write-up.

QLT Objectives Met

  • QLT Section 4: Student Interaction and Community
    • Objective: 4.4 Learning activities facilitate and support active learning that encourages frequent and ongoing peer–to–peer engagement.
    • Objective: 4.5 The modes and outcomes for student interaction are clearly communicated.
    • Objective: 4.6 Instructor clearly explains their role regarding participation in the course. Instructor participates, facilitates student participation, and encourages students to take ownership and promote different points of view.
  • QLT Section 5: Facilitation and Instruction
    • Objective: 5.2 The instructor clearly helps students make connections between the content and the course activities, and how their life experience and mastery of concepts gained in the course will integrate into their college degree, future career, and role as a global citizen.
    • Objective: 5.3 The instructor presents the course material and concepts in an orderly, effective, and engaging manner.
    • Objective: 5.4 The instructor empowers students with choices to encourage the exploration of new concepts and new perspectives through the course experience.


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Additional Information

  • Material Type:  Assignment
  • Author:   Stephanie Creswell, Instructor
  • Institution:  California State University, San Bernardino
  • Date Created:  2021-02-20
  • Course Format:   Online, Hybrid / Blended
  • LMS:  Blackboard

QM Standard Equivalents

  • QM General Standard 5: Learning Activities and Learner Interaction
  • Standard: 5.2 Learning activities provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning.
  • Standard: 5.3 The instructor’s plan for interacting with learners during the course is clearly stated.
  • Standard: 5.4 The requirements for learner interaction are clearly stated.