PAL Resource Links Active!
Greegings. As promised last week, a wide variety of information links are now active along the upper right hand corner of this page. These web links all are related to peer assisted learnikng in some way. The names of them are:
1. Arendale Web Page. Visiting my personal web page also provides access to a variety of publications and resources related to peer assisted learning. Click on the menu on the left side of that web page to access resources for peer learning, developmental education, student retention, among others.
2. PAL Bibliography. This is an annotated bibliography of every known publication related to the major peer assisted learning programs in postsecondary education.
3. Facilitator Toolkit. This is one of the training materials used here at the University of Minnesota for training our peer learning facilitators.
4. Online Publications. This is a list of more than 100 publications available on-line about peer learning. All of these are included in the annotated bibliography mentioned earlier in this list.
5. Online PP Shows. These Power Point presentations are available online and relate in some way to peer assisted learning programs at other colleges across the U.S.
6. Free Online Materials. This is a collection of training materials and video clips developed by other postsecondary institutions in the U.S. for their peer learning programs.
7. Purchase Materials. Several colleges and organizations sell training materials for peer learning programs.
8. PAL Workshops. This page describers several fee-based training workshops for peer learning that are conducted by national programs that have developed model approaches.
9. Must Read Books. This collection of books are favorites of mine that relate to peer learning.
10. Journals. While most of these journals do not focus exclusively upon peer learning, they often publish artciles related to the field.
11. Organizations. Some of these organizations focus on peer learning. Others host special interest groups and feature conference presentations on the topic.
12. Certifications. There are a wide variety of organizations that are offering certification programs for peer learnign programs.
13. Research Centers. This page features several national research centers that conduct research and publish materials related to peer learning among other topics.
14. Facilitator Listserv. The listserv was developed exclusively for use by student paraprofessionals who work in peer learning programs.
15. Administrator Listserv. SInet is the official email listserv supporting Supplemental Instruction programs. However, the discussion is diverse enough that college administrators that manage similar programs would find the conversations useful.
In the near future an additional feature of this blog page will be posting interviews with student paraprofessionals who are serving as facilitators of peer assisted learnign programs. Watch for upcoming announcements. For now, enjoy the information links at the right hand side of the page.