This paper reports on lessons learned in implementing a pedagogical technique identified as Total Team Collaborative Learning with Swarm (TTCL – Swarm). In this technique, students are divided into small groups and are asked to complete a structured review of assigned material. The swarm aspect of this technique is inspired by swarm intelligence, a natural phenomenon in which individuals collaborate to achieve tasks as a group that could not be completed by an individual working alone. TTCL – Swarm is implemented in an Introduction to Operations Management class which is divided into large lecture sections with small accompanying lab sections. The instructor’s experience with TTCL – Swarm and recommended modifications are discussed.
Flamm, Phillip and Rutner, Paige, "Implementing the Swarm Technique in a Collaborative Learning Environment: Lessons Learned" (2018). SAIS 2018 Proceedings. 16.