The “PALgroups Podcast” is focused on college study review groups. PAL is the name for the study review groups used at the University of Minnesota. We drew upon best practices from international models such as Supplemental Instruction, Peer-led Team Learning, and the Emerging Scholars Program. I served on the team that created the PAL model at the Univ. of Minnesota. Before UMN, I served at the Center for SI at the Univ. of Missouri-KC.
Some episodes share new things I am learning from around the world. Common names for peer learning groups are Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL). Other podcast episodes feature student study group leaders and program coordinators describing session activities that worked well. Those interviews include what they are learning personally and professionally from their experience. Send an email to David Arendale, email@example.com, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. I also maintain an annotated bibliography of publications about seven major peer learning models. It now exceeds 1,600 publication. Click this link to download the bibliography.Training manuals and other PAL resources are available by clicking on this link for the website.
Please post comments to the individual episodes, post to the iTunes podcast review and rating section, and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also check out my other four podcasts and social media channels at www.davidmedia.org Thanks for listening.
Bonus (PDF) This is the draft
guidelines for Course-based Learning Assistance which is another
term to describe many peer assisted learning programs.
About the Podcast
PAL focuses is on college study review groups. Episodes share new things about college peer cooperative learning groups, interviews with student study group leaders describing session activities that worked well and what they are learning about themselves personally and professionally. We are in the middle of airing interviews of managers of peer study group programs and the student leaders from twenty colleges in Australia, Canada, and the U.S. Send an email to David Arendale, email@example.com, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast. An annotated bibliography of over 1,600 publications on PAL groups is available at http://z.umn.edu/peerbib Resources for PAL programs are available at http://z.umn.edu/peerlearning