Developing and Evaluating Collaborative Learning Activities


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This course introduces participants to collaborative learning in health professions education. Collaborative learning is useful for higher-order learning, where students will be analyzing, evaluating, and creating to apply learning to clinical practice. Participants will be exposed to collaborative learning strategies as well as the design and implementation of collaborative learning activities. Finally, participants will be able to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of their collaborative learning activities.  


Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of key considerations of collaborative learning
  2. Confidently design collaborative learning opportunities utilizing the principles of collaborative learning and evidence for best practice
  3. Critically evaluate collaborative learning strategies implementation to determine the effectiveness of the learning experiences


This course is self-paced and must be completed within 1 year of registration. All content is online, with no synchronous sessions.

Primary Audience



Hannah Stedge, MS, LAT, ATC

Hannah Stedge is a certified athletic trainer and instructor of athletic training at Weber State University. At Weber State, Hannah teaches for the programs of Athletic Therapy and Masters of Athletic Training. She also serves as laboratory skills coordinator. She previously taught and practiced as an athletic trainer for years at Cedarville University. Hannah is a PhD candidate at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a concentration in Athletic Training.  Hannah has over 14 years of experience as an athletic trainer and 10 years of teaching experience. Her specialty lies in rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. An enthusiastic and innovative teacher, Hannah has experience in designing a variety of health professions educational courses in face to face, blended, and online formats. Hannah also has experience designing and publishing continuing education courses through Rocky Mountain University’s lifelong learning platform. Along with being a wife and mom to four children, in her free time, Hannah enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and participating in running and triathlon events.

Raegan Furman, PhD, OTR/L

Raegan Furman is an occupational therapist with experience in both adult and pediatric populations in inpatient settings including the ICU and NICU, with a focus on neurological rehabilitation. Currently, she practices at a comprehensive, pediatric inpatient rehabilitation facility in Portland, OR. Raegan’s clinical experience, as well as her passion for neurological rehabilitation, lead her to pursue her PhD in health science with a concentration in neurological rehabilitation at RMUoHP. She completed the Healthcare Professions Education (HPE) Certificate, enhancing her delivery of evidence-based approaches to curriculum development and instructional delivery. She received her bachelors of science in health sciences from Furman University and her masters in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Furman serves as the education track director for the post-professional OTD program and adjunct faculty facilitating courses in the HPE, OTD, and PhD curricula. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, fly fishing, and snowboarding with her growing family.