Collaborative Skills Training

Author Information
Janet Moore
Institution(s) or Organization(s) Where EP Occurred: 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center
Effective Practice Abstract/Summary
Abstract/Summary of Effective Practice: 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center provides free online training in collaborative skills based on a case study.

Description of the Effective Practice
Description of the Effective Practice: 

How this practice supports student satisfaction:
Based on a wetlands mitigation case study in which stakeholders have conflicting views on what should be done, the collaborative skills training modules helps people learn about the terminology, about managing conflict, about managing meetings, and about the problem-solving process. Estimated time on task for the module is two hours. However, brief pop-up screens enable people to proceed through the training at their own pace, going back to review principles and facts, pausing for reflection, testing themselves for comprehension, and assessing for collaborative skills.

Supporting Information for this Effective Practice
Evidence of Effectiveness: 

Good evidence of effectiveness comes from proceeding through the module. It is a model of user-friendly design.

Estimate the probable costs associated with this practice: 

The online module is free to users.

Other Comments: 

In addition to useful content, the site has a user-friendly interface, with easy navigation, self-tests, and automatic feedback.

Contact(s) for this Effective Practice
Effective Practice Contact: 
Sean Dennis