Monthly Archives: July 2014

Strategies for effective group work in the Online Class

Some good ideas for online groupwork here

Online Learning Insights

This is the second post in a three part series on group work in online learning communities. Post one, featured why we need group work in online learning,  and post three will be on how to evaluate group work in online assignments.

Quick recap –  why oh why do we need to create opportunities for collaboration and structured learning  in an online class? Because…

  1. Collaboration is the future, collaborative skills will be essential skills for the 21st century.
  2. Working with others spawns innovation and growth. Great ideas were not created in vacuum – post 1 includes an excellent video about. We need innovators in the 21s century
  3. Learning now more than ever needs to be social and active. Our culture is about connecting with people using digital and social media, why can’t learning happen this way?

Groups – my Dual Viewpoint
I’ve experienced group work…

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