Five Design Strategies for Online Group Collaboration

Designing group collaboration experiences for online courses that are effective, meaningful, and engaging requires planning and preparation. Course Design and Online Group Collaboration — What’s the Connection? outlines five course design strategies that can support students in achieving effective group collaboration. These strategies include: Making projects relevant and challenging. Highlight the value, purpose, and real-world [...]

Group Projects Need Team Charters

Having students develop team charters before tackling projects can be a great way to get collaborative assignments off to a strong (and successful!) start. As Use Team Charters to Improve Group Assignments details, team charters encourage students to not only think about what they need to achieve over the semester, but to also strategize how [...]