Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups : College Group Tutoring and Study Review Groups

David Arendale

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, arendale@umn.edu, if you or your students would like to be interviewed for the podcast.

All Episodes

S04-E25 We have a conversation with Louisa who is a student study group leader at Florida International University. While she provides academic support for a number of courses, I asked her to focus on one course and why it is challenging for first-year students. Louisa provided insight to why the Organic Course was challenging. She then provides examples of learning activities used during the study sessions. Her comments were similar to other study group leaders who focused on building the self-confidence of the students as a critical attribute for academic success. Louisa completes her story by sharing how she has changed personally as a result of serving as a tutor and study session leader. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org

Nov 29

11 min 2 sec

S04-E24 We have a conversation with Emily who is a student study group leader at Florida International University. This is part three of a four-part series from FIU. We begin our conversation with Emily when she describes her vocational path to becoming a school teacher as a result of her experiences as a tutor, small group study leader, and influence by family members. She then explains how she provides support for several biology courses and a course in research methods in psychology. Emily explains why those courses are historically difficult for many first-year students. She then provides examples of learning activities used during the study sessions. Emily completes her story by sharing how she has changed personally as a result of serving as a tutor and study session leader. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org

Nov 27

9 min

S04-E23 Mario is a student study group leader at Florida International University. This is part two of a four-part series from FIU. We begin our conversation with Mario describing his experience as an international student. He describes his journey to becoming a tutor at the institution. Among the topics that Mario is responsible for, he describes why physics is challenging for many students. Careful listening to student needs is a key element to the sophisticated approaches that Mario brings to his study sessions. Mario finishes by explaining the joy that he receives as part of his experience as a tutor and small group session leader. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also checkout my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.orgS04-E23 

Nov 24

12 min 6 sec

S04-E22 We have a conversation with Vicenta who leads the program that hosts the campus tutoring and small study group program at Florida International University. She provided an overview of the academic support program and how it adapted to online services during the COVID pandemic. Then the conversation turns to certification programs that have guided the student support programs. We end our conversation with Vicenta sharing her life journey to her current position at FIU and the lessons she is learning in her doctoral program that will be informing and improving the services offered to the students at FIU. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide a PDF document that provides an overview of Florida International University. The Center for Academic Success (CAS), https://cfas.fiu.edu/ is housed under Academic and Career Success (ACS). Located at both MMC and BBC, the center facilitates the academic advancement of students by providing support in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. Students can access tutoring in a variety of subject areas, as well as participate in programs that develop their critical thinking and learning strategies. With a comprehensive approach, services are delivered in person or online via one-on-one sessions, small groups, study halls, or workshops. CAS interacts with undergraduate students at all levels throughout their academic experience; from preparing students before admission to assisting them along the pathway towards graduation. The center fosters constructive relationships between students and tutors, and incorporates high and low-tech tools to enhance learning, improve retention, and promote academic excellence. CAS has plenty of tutors who are able available to help you with your academic needs. Online tutoring is also available. Book a tutoring session today! CAS offers an array of extra credit workshops. Earn a few extra points to your grade and learn how to incorporate vital study skills to get you through semesters to come.. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu You can also check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org

Nov 23

13 min 4 sec

S04-E21 This episode introduces us to Morgan who is a study group leader for the SI program at Alvernia University in Pennsylvania. Morgan shared her experience as a study group leader in a general anatomy and psychology course. Topics of our conversation included how she became a study group leader, reasons that the A and P course was challenging for many first-year students, some of the most effective study group session activities and how she uses Kahn Academy videos during her sessions, some of Morgan’s personal and professional development outcomes as a result of serving as a study group leader, and concludes with a powerful reflection about her experience in college education. To provide some additional context for our interview, I have included several PDF documents. First, an overview of the institution. Second, an overview of the Academic Success Center that hosts the study group program. The final item is an overview of the academic content of an Anatomy course.The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org

Nov 20

9 min 13 sec

S04-E20 This episode introduces us to Brendan who is a study group leader for the SI program at Vancouver Island University in Canada. This is the final part of a series on the VIU program. Brandan shared his experience as a study group leader in two accounting courses. Topics of our conversation included how he became a study group leader, reasons that the accounting courses were challenging for many first-year students, some of the most effective study group session activities, and what some of Brandan’s personal and professional development outcomes as a result of serving as a study group leader. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org

Nov 15

7 min 40 sec

S04-E19 This episode introduces us to Natasha who is a study group leader for the SI program at Vancouver Island University in Canada. This is part three of a four-part series of the VIU program. Natasha shared her experience as a study group leader in a general psychology course. Topics of our conversation included how she became a study group leader, reasons that the psychology course was challenging for many first-year students, some of the most effective study group session activities, development of confidence by students as a result of the study group experience, and what some of Natasha’s personal and professional development outcomes as a result of serving as a study group leader. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Nov 11

12 min 22 sec

S04-E18 This episode introduces us to Madelaine who is a study group leader for the SI program at Vancouver Island University in Canada. This is part two of a four-part series of the VIU program. Like many other study group leaders, she reported how she served as a tutor in high school and enjoyed the experience of assisting the teacher. In addition to sharing her two favorite learning activities she used during study sessions, she also shared why they are effective. We had an extended discussion about the use at her institution of a co-curricular record that is part of her transcript. The SI leader experience and the training becomes part of this record. I have heard of similar things at other U.S. institutions, but Madelaine indulged my numerous questions about the record. As I said during the conversation, there are wonderful educational innovations occurring in other countries. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Jun 15

12 min 15 sec

S04-E17 This episode introduces us to Shelley-Anne who manages the SI program at Vancouver Island University in Canada. A majority of our conversation was spent with how Shelley-Anne has organized former SI leaders to serve as mentors to the new SI leaders. A great deal of responsibility has been delegated to the mentors with the training system, observations of the SI leaders, and other responsibilities. As a result, Shelley-Anne reports what the mentors say they have learned from their experiences. The SI leaders spend a great deal of time reflecting on their experiences both during and after the academic term. Shelley-Anne credits this and other activities as contributing to their personal and professional development. Our conversation ends with Shelley-Anne describing her own personal and professional development journey due to the SI program. This episode is the first of a four-part series featuring the study group program at Vancouver Island University in Canada.  I also include several documents so you can learn more about their institution. Since their institution is located in Canada, I also include background information about the education system in their country and also how higher education is organized.  The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Jun 15

13 min 2 sec

S04-E16 This episode introduces us to Teresa who is a doctoral student in the medical school at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Teresa shares a variety of strategies that she uses to help her student succeed. She explains how she learns along with her students. Listen for her final statement to the podcast listeners where she advocates that it is the display of empathy that can be the key to supporting students to be successful. This episode is the final one of a three-part series featuring the study group program at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

May 25

14 min 48 sec

S04-E15 This episode introduces us to Jill who is a doctoral student in the medical school at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. Jill shares a variety of strategies that she uses to help her student succeed. She explains how she learns along with her students. Jill advocates that it is not important to know everything about the subject matter to be an effective study group leader. She displays humility in admitting what she does not know as Jill engages in the learning process along with the students. This episode is the middle of a three-part series featuring the study group program at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

May 25

9 min 58 sec

S04-E14 This episode introduces us to Marissa who is the study group program manager at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She shares about the support the study group program provides to the physician’s assistant program. Marissa also explains the highly involved role that the faculty members play with the study group program. This episode begins a three-part series featuring the study group program at Drexel University in Pennsylvania.  The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

May 25

11 min 51 sec

S04-E13 This episode introduces us to Sam who is a student study group leader. She is studying physics and astronomy. Her career aspiration is to become a physics professor and researcher. Her hobbies include running, basketball, poetry, and jamming to music. I was very interested in how she broke down the various challenges of the physics course that she supports. It is clear that her experience as a MavPASS leader will be very helpful with her future career as a professor. I wish I had this experience before I started my teaching career. This episode completes a six-part series featuring the MavPASS program at Minnesota State University at Mankato. MavPASS is their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Apr 28

13 min 3 sec

S04-E12 This episode introduces us to Paige who is a student study group leader. Her major is marketing with a minor in graphic design. Her career aspiration is business/event design, marketing manager, or marketing analyst. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and art. Paige is a study leader for an economics course. She shares how her work experience has increased her communication skills. This is part five of a six-part series featuring the MavPASS program at Minnesota State University at Mankato. MavPASS is their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Apr 26

9 min 27 sec

S04-E11 This episode introduces us to Taylor who is a student study group leader. She is studying family and consumer science with an emphasis on dietetics. Taylor mentioned that the anatomy course she supported was challenging due to the complicated vocabulary. That course was actually the first one supported by SI back at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the exact same reason. In her concluding comments, Taylor talks about how she is a more confident person in so many areas of her life partially as a result of involvement with MavPASS. This is part four of a six-part series featuring the MavPASS program at Minnesota State University at Mankato. MavPASS is their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction. Let’s listen in on our conversation. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Apr 21

7 min 58 sec

S04-E10 This episode introduces us to Osee who is also a MavPASS student leader. He is an immigrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a wonderful story of how he was identified by his teachers in middle school to help other students with their homework. His work as a MavPASS leader is a natural continuation of that role. The conversation ends with Osee’s challenge of growing by getting outside his comfort zone and how the MavPASS program helped him to accomplish that. We continue with part three of a six-part series featuring the MavPASS program at Minnesota State University at Mankato. MavPASS is their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction. Let’s listen in on our conversation. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me, arendale@umn.edu Check out my other four podcasts and other social media at www.davidmedia.org  

Apr 19

13 min 3 sec

S04-E09 We continue the interview series with the study group manager and the students that lead the study group sessions. The last episode featured Dr. Laura Jacobi, who is a faculty member and the program manager. Now we begin episodes that feature five of their student study group leaders. In part two of a six-part series featuring the MavPASS program at Minnesota State University at Mankato, we feature an interview with Faith who serves as a student study group leader. MavPASS is their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction. Let’s listen in on our conversation. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes and Apple Podcast, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 15

6 min 36 sec

S04-E08 Beginning with this podcast episode, we start airing interviews with study group program coordinators and student study group leaders from over twenty colleges in Australia, Canada, and the United States. These episodes will likely occur from April through September of 2021. Then, a new series will be recorded during October through November and aired late in 2021 and early 2022. The pattern will be to group together the program coordinator and the student leaders from the same institution and release them as a series. Two episodes will air each week. I will record some podcast episodes in between institutional series with research updates from me concerning my research on peer learning. In part one of a six-part series, we feature an interview with Dr. Laura Jacobi, a faculty member and Program Director for MavPASS, their institutional name for Supplemental Instruction, at Minnesota State University in Mankato. Dr. Jacobi’s previously published research concerning online learning uniquely prepared her to transition the SI program to online in spring 2020. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a one-page overview of their program, second, a photograph of some of the student study group leaders, and finally a profile of the institution. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 13

14 min 39 sec

S04-E07 I feature a previous publication by me, Administrative Placement of Supplemental Instruction Programs. This was one part of my dissertation focused on several aspects of Supplemental Instruction that was published in 2000. Olivia and Henry, members of my synthetic voice family will narrate the publication. If I were writing this dissertation today, no doubt there would be changes. But, I think the publication is still useful. I have created a new podcast that just features my previous publications. It is named the Equity Podcast: Equal Outcomes for all Students. It is available at www.equitypodcast.org You can also find links to all my podcasts, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channels at www.davidmedia.org I am providing a couple of samples of what will appear on that podcast on this one. With the Equity Podcast, I provide a short introduction and then have my synthetic voices do the narration. This episode uses multiple voices to add variety and hopefully a little fun while listening with one voice asking questions and the other answering by reading from the publication. To make it easier to listen to, the narration will not include all the references with dates within the publication nor provide a reference list at the end. You can find the original document by doing a Google search. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide a PDF transcript of the original publication. I hope these words are useful in your work.  The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 8

28 min 51 sec

S04-E06 In this podcast episode, we feature a previous publication by me, Understanding the Supplemental Instruction Model. I authored this one back in the 1990s. Leslie, a member one of my synthetic voice family will narrate the publication. If I were writing this article today, no doubt there would be changes. But, I think the article is still useful. I have created a new podcast that just features my previous publications. It is named the Equity Podcast: Equal Outcomes for all Students. It is available at www.equitypodcast.org You can also find links to all my podcasts, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channels at www.davidmedia.org I am providing a couple of samples of what will appear on that podcast on this one. With the Equity Podcast, I provide a short introduction and then have my synthetic voices do the narration. While this episode is just one voice doing the narration, the others in the series will use multiple voices to add variety and hopefully a little fun while listening with one voice asking questions and the other answering by reading from the publication. To make it easier to listen to, the narration will not include all the references with dates within the publication nor provide a reference list at the end. You can find the original document by doing a Google search. The following links allow you to subscribe: iTunes, Amazon Music/Audible, Castbox.fm, Deezer, Facebook, Gaana, Google Podcast, iHeartRadio, Player.fm, Radio Public, Samsung Listen, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Twitter, Vurbl, and YouTube. Automatically available through these podcast apps: Castamatic, iCatcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RSSRadio, and more. Please post comments to the podcast website, www.palgroups.org, iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 5

29 min 23 sec

S04-E05 We continue our brief overviews of publications about leader identity emergence by the study session leaders. The narration of the publication overview will be by members of my synthetic voice family. I hope that the interaction that occurs will make the listening more enjoyable. Due to the length of this particular bibliography, it will be spread out over two episodes. In addition to this audio episode, I also previously provided a PDF copy of the topical bibliography. You can see the other topical bibliographies as well as the master copy on my web site. A shortcut web link is https://z.umn.edu/peerbib This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 3

44 min 1 sec

S04-E04  We feature brief overviews of publications about leader identity emergence by the study session leaders. Except for the first two, all the rest are by researchers from around the globe. This begins a series of podcast episodes where we examine entries from the annotated bibliography of peer learning programs. There are nearly 1,700 in this database. Throughout this season and the next, we will share topical bibliographies. I use the word “we” since I will provide the introduction and short commentary about each. The narration of the publication overview will be by a member of my synthetic voice family. I hope that the interaction that occurs will make the listening more enjoyable. Due to the length of this particular bibliography, it will be spread out over two episodes.

Mar 27

43 min 33 sec

S04-E03 David shares announcements about new podcasts related to this one and employing a family of synthetic voices to narrate summaries of some of the scholarship shared through the podcast as PDF documents.

Mar 21

9 min 5 sec

S04-E02 Short overview of the updated and expanded annotated bibliography for the seven major peer learning programs. Our colleagues in the field have been productive in the past year with new research and publications to inform us of best practices for peer learning programs. I monitor seven major programs that have been implemented throughout the U.S. and other countries around the globe. Those programs are the Accelerated Learning Program, Peer Assisted Learning, Peer-Led Team Learning, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction which is also known by other names including Peer Assisted Learning, Peer Assisted Study Sessions, and Video-Based Supplemental Instruction. I hope my words are useful in your work to help students achieve their dreams.   This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Mar 18

6 min 57 sec

S04-E01 Overview to Season Four of the PAL podcast. Last season we included interviews with several Australian study group leaders. This season we will continue the same with interviews of student leaders in the U.S. and other countries. We will expand the interviews to also include the coordinators or managers of study group programs as well. If you and your student leaders would be interested in being interviewed, let me know. I just completed an update to the annotated bibliography of the seven major peer learning groups. I will highlight that in the next podcast episode and will also provide a PDF copy of the document. Throughout the year I plan to share some publications from the bibliography related to different topics such as leader identity emergence, professional development, and the process used by student leaders as well as others. There are amazing publications being written and research studies conducted about the effectiveness of peer learning programs to benefit both the participants and the student leaders. Stay tuned to this podcast. Join us next time for news about the updated bibliography and the opportunity to download it. I hope our words are useful in your work to help students achieve their dreams. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Mar 18

3 min 6 sec

S03-E23 The 80+ page guidebook to best practices with postsecondary peer assisted learning programs provides field-tested and approved practices that can enhance any academic support program at a college that uses student-led study groups. This video provides a brief overview of the document. It can be downloaded at https://z.umn.edu/peerguide This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

May 2020

17 min 7 sec

S03-E22 This episode provides an overview of the 2020 Postsecondary Peer Cooperative Learning Program Bibliography. It contains 1,550+ publications and research studies on all the major national and international postsecondary peer assisted learning programs: Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning Program, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction/PASS, and Video-based Supplemental Instruction. The website to download the document is https://z.umn.edu/peerbib This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

May 2020

14 min 23 sec

S03-E21 This episode provides five questions to ask when considering when postsecondary Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) model to use on campus. It is critical to understand the requirements to implement, available resources at the institution, and challenges to overcome. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 2020

23 min 41 sec

S03-E20 Video-based Supplemental Instruction (VSI) is a course delivery system on video and processed in small groups that integrate mastery of rigorous course content and learning strategies. Students earn academic graduation credit for paired-courses (content and learning strategies). In the 1990s, co-developed at the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Dr. Deanna C. Martin and Robert A. Blanc. Since then, it has been implemented in a wide variety of places such as Eastern Europe and South Africa. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 2020

37 min 34 sec

S03-E19 Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic enhancement and support program. SI creates a supportive learning community that empowers the students to develop their academic capacity to become powerful and independent learners. It was created at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1973 by Dr. Deanna C. Martin. Since then, it has expanded to 33 countries in 1,500 institutions plus more by the regional training centers Regional training centers in Australasia, Canada, Europe, and South Africa. SI is known by a variety of names included Peer Assisted Study Groups (PASS) and others. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 2020

41 min 15 sec

S03-E18 Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) is a mandatory workshop that support the academic success of all students enrolled in historically-challenging courses. SLA was developed at Ferris State University and is used at colleges across the U.S. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu  

Apr 2020

14 min 49 sec

S03-E17 Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) is a model of teaching undergraduate STEM courses that integrates peer-led workshops as an integral part of a course to increase success for all enrolled students, especially those that are historically-underrepresented. PLTL was created at City University of New York and is used at colleges around the world. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Apr 2020

15 min 57 sec

S03-E16 The Emerging Scholars Program (ESP, known by other names) is a highly-structured workshop attached to academically-rigorous math courses to increase success of historically-underrepresented students. Created in the early 1970s by Dr. Philip Uri Treisman at the University of California, Berkeley, the initial focus was African-Americans in a calculus course seeking a doctoral degree in mathematics. Since then it has been used with a variety of student groups. ESP is used at colleges across the U.S. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Mar 2020

15 min 8 sec

S03-E15 In this episode I identify the common elements, purposes, student challenges, and design features shared among the major postsecondary peer learning programs that operate on college campuses throughout the world. These programs include Emerging Scholars Program, Peer-led Team Learning, Peer Assisted Learning Program, Structured Learning Assistance, Supplemental Instruction (also known as PASS and other names), and Video-based Supplemental Instruction. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Mar 2020

40 min

S03-E14 Izzi shares about her experience as a student PASS leader and what she has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at her institution. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Jan 2020

2 min 23 sec

S03-E13 Martin shares how his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Jan 2020

4 min 20 sec

S03-E12 Prahlad shares about his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Jan 2020

5 min 9 sec

S03-E11 Abhay shares about his experiences as a student PASS leader and what he has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at his institution. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Dec 2019

6 min 35 sec

S03-E10 Claire shares about her experience as a student PASS leader and what she has learned from the experience. A bonus PDF accompanies this short episode with information about PASS at her institution. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Dec 2019

4 min 30 sec

S03-E09 Short overview to five-part series of interviews with college study group leaders in Australia. The common name for most programs is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) in Australia. Accompanying this overview is an article about tertiary education (common name for higher education) in Australia. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Dec 2019

3 min 17 sec

S03-E08 Strengthening Relationships. I share how college study groups can increase student "belonging:" in college to support their satisfaction and academic achievement. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net  This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Dec 2019

52 min 42 sec

S03-E07 Students as Partners (SaP) is a new approach to peer learning by educators in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and a growing number in the U.S.  Bonus content for this podcast is an annotated bibliography of 134 publications (114 Australia; 4 New Zealand)

Nov 2019

7 min 57 sec

S03-E06 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster professional identity emergence among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Another is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Sep 2019

12 min 54 sec

S03-E05 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster leader identity emergence among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Another is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Sep 2019

17 min 24 sec

S03-E04 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that foster vocational identity development among PAL facilitators. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. Anotherther is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Sep 2019

12 min 27 sec

S03-E03 In this podcast episode, I share the change process that fosters change with PAL facilitators both personally and professionally. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. One is a set of PP slides that I used with the talk. The other is a short annotated bibliography of publications that others have written about how the PAL experience has influenced change with the facilitators. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Sep 2019

12 min 18 sec

S03-E02 I share lessons learned from the major peer learning groups. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net This podcast is available through the following podcast directories and apps: iTunes, Libsyn, Google Play Music, Radio.com, RadioPublic.com, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, iCatcher, iHeartRadio, RSSRadio, and Castamatic. It is available through the following websites: http://Arendale.org http://palgroups.org, David Arendale’s LinkedIn web page, and David ‘s Twitter feed @davidarendale. Please post comments to the individual episodes at iTunes and other apps, or email to me. Thanks for listening, David Arendale, arendale@umn.edu

Sep 2019

12 min 1 sec

S03-E01 A brief overview of the upcoming season of the podcast that will feature new research, interviews with campus administrators and student study group leaders and more.

Aug 2019

4 min 1 sec

S02-E02 This podcast episode shares a little background on the annotated bibliography of peer cooperative learning programs that is available for download.

Nov 2018

7 min 45 sec

S02-E01In this podcast episode, we begin our second season of the PAL Podcast.  We are focused on postsecondary peer cooperative learning programs.  Our podcast will include not only interviews with student leaders of these college study group sessions but also interviews with supervisors of PAL programs around the world.  I will also include episodes that share emerging research on peer learning.  Also, look for PDF documents that come along with the audio podcast episodes.  These will be training materials and draft versions of future articles.  Send me an email at arendale@umn.edu  Check out my webpage where I provide more information on this topic.  My website is located at http://arendale.org  To directly reach those materials on the website click on this link, http://arendale.org/peer-learnng-resources/ 

Feb 2017

6 min 24 sec