Encouraging student collaboration

Moore's Interaction Types

Moore’s interaction types provides a model for how you can think about planning for collaboration and interaction for your Zoom sessions. The model consider 3 aspects of the learner experience can shape how a learning experience can be structured (Moore, 1989). The three interaction types are:

  1. Learner - Content
  2. Learner - Teaching staff
  3. Learner - Learner.

Please note, this model can also be applied to holistically to the unit you are teaching, or even your face to face tutorials. You don’t need to use all aspects of the model to achieve a collaborative and engaging Zoom session, and you may find that you only cover 1 aspect and still achieve a dynamic and interesting learning experience.