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One 'dominator' can damage a group project - Futurity

One 'dominator' can damage a group project - Futurity | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, group projects are a staple of college coursework. New research identifies a key aspect of successful teams.
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Online group work can be the best of times or the worst of times. A little planning and insight go a long way. Solid article with good links to current research.  

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Technology Tips Newsletter - Making Group Projects Work

Technology Tips Newsletter - Making Group Projects Work | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Check out the favorite tips and tricks for implementing successful group projects in k-12, university and work settings.

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Groups are great... when they work. Improve your understanding of how to make groups work by reading the useful resources in this UW-Stout newsletter.

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Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students

Flipping Large Classes: Three Strategies to Engage Students | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As we continue our ongoing series focused on the flipped classroom in higher education, it’s time to tackle another frequently asked question: “How can I flip a large class?”
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These strategies work in a large lecture hall or in a traditional small classroom. Take a look!

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11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Rules to live & teach by! 

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Regent University Center for Teaching & Learning: Comparing Cooperative & Collaborative Learning

This short mini lecture provides the basic similarities and differences between cooperative and collaborative learning...


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Strategies for effective group work in the Online Class

Strategies for effective group work in the Online Class | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What Makes Group Work
The group experience can either be painful or refreshing, constructive and enjoyable, fortunately my experiences have been positive (except for one group disaster, though this in itself provided an authentic learning experience), in fact, I would say that group work has challenged me to learn and grow in ways I would not be able to do solo.
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My Students Don’t Like Group Work

My Students Don’t Like Group Work | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Students don’t always like working in groups. Ann Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry at Wabash College, had a class that was particularly vocal in their opposition. She asked for their top 10 reasons why students don’t want to work in groups and they offered this list (which I’ve edited slightly)
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When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

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When group work is successful you feel great. When it crashes you feel bad. These tips will help you design online group experiences that succeed. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 13, 1:36 PM
I found group activities had to be preceded by teaching and that feedback from the teacher was essential throughout. I applied my hockey coaching. If it was only one or two students, I would give one-on-one. If it was a large number of students, I would stop the class and revisit concepts. What did they understand? That was a central question. I asked what they understood. Quite often, students were unable to tell me what they did not know.
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Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students

Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Collaboration helps to develop many of the key skills that will be required of students for their future success. Students can develop many of these so-called “soft skills,” or Essential Employability Skills, by engaging in group work and other forms of collaboration (Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2005)."

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Common sense suggestions and a strong bibliography make this article useful for anyone struggling with how to make group work... work! 

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Four Types of Group Work Activities to Engage Students
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 2, 10:54 AM
Good article on working with groups in your course. 
 
Sam Stephenson's curator insight, June 3, 9:09 AM
A nice clear quick outline of useful group work activities
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Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active

Learning Online is not a Spectator Sport: How to Make it Active | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Yet active learning in the virtual environment is no different than learning in face-to-face classrooms; we can apply the same definitions to online learning communities. The goal is to encourage students to dialog, write, think and evaluate no matter what learning environment the student occupies. If we consider Bloom’s Taxonomy of cognitive development, we want students to employ skills that go beyond the entry-level skills of knowledge and comprehension.
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Great ideas for promoting active learning in the online environment.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, May 9, 2016 6:08 PM
There is online learning ... and then again there is online learning. This of course requires appropriate teacher:student loads. Why some training organisations will allow near to empty classrooms and then expect online facilitators to manage a virtual stadium is beyond me!
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A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping -

A bright idea for simplifying differentiation with smart student grouping - | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Here’s a strategy to make it easier for you to form effective groups for a project or activity and differentiate the work that students do within their groups:

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Group work? Collaboration? JigSaw? Cooperative? All pips from the same orange.  Strategies (i.e.... just a bit of thinking and planning up front) can change a teachers attitude about learning together. 

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Why we need group work in Online Learning

Why we need group work in Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This post is 1st in a 3 part series on the topic of group work in online learning communities. Post 2 will be about strategies for effective group work, and post 3, successful evaluation and outcomes
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Making peer evaluations work in Online Learning

Making peer evaluations work in Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
What are we assessing and Why?
I like to start with the obvious – what are we evaluating and why? Though the ‘why’ seems apparent, on the surface at least – evaluation in a college course whether online or not, requires an assessment component in order to demonstrate that the student as acquired knowledge in light of the instructional objectives. In this instance we are applying assessment collectively,
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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.