Group work and collaboration are powerful instructional strategies that encourage deep engagement with content through active and social learning. Collaborative learning can take place in peer-to-peer, small group, or whole class activities. Research shows that effective collaborative learning can help develop critical thinking skills, promote team building, and incorporate diverse perspectives on the course materials.
- Establishing Effective Groups: Designing groups that work requires intention in choosing tasks, roles, and activities that will promote a cohesive, collaborative environment.
- Extending Collaboration Online: Cultivating online collaborative spaces with appropriate tools and assignment design is important when establishing flexible and effective group learning.
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- Creating Student-Centered Assignments
- Group Work in e-Learning
- Utilizing Active Learning to Enhance Student Success
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