Online Group Work: Making It Meaningful and Manageable
Online University Education
Collaborative assignments often elicit a negative reaction among undergraduate students.
But in the eyes of potential employers and in academics, they are vitally important.
With the increasing popularity of online courses, instructors need to have clear, effective methods of creating, implementing, and grading group projects.
Group projects are not “one size fits all,” but applying proven techniques can make them a “win-win.”
Change the perception and the results.
When explained, implemented, and graded effectively, online group projects can be among students’ most satisfying and valuable academic experiences.
Presented by Jean Madernach, Ph.D..
This 60-minute seminar covers every element of the process.
- Teaching students HOW to work in asynchronous groups
- Creating assignments that meet academic needs and function within the online framework
- Changing the perception of group work by increasing student investment, and getting the virtual classroom to “buy-in”
- Streamlining structure and supervision to manageable levels
- Showing students efficiencies in group work, allowing better use of cognitive energy
- An in-depth look at the Web 2.0 tools vital to the online group project experience.
You receive checklists, rubrics, additional readings, and guidelines for every step.
Who will benefit:
- Course designers
- Instructional technologists
- Online administrators
- Others involved in the online course experience
Jean Madernach, Ph.D., is a true innovator in online instruction. Her research and published work focuses on enhancing student learning through new assessment techniques and teaching frameworks. She currently serves as professor of Psychology and Online Learning at Park University.
Includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators
Viewing a Magna Online Seminar as a team can help leverage unique insights, foster collaboration, and build momentum for change. This seminar includes a Discussion Guide for Facilitators which provides step-by-step instructions for generating productive discussions and thoughtful reflection. You’ll also get guidelines for continuing the conversation after the event, implementing the strategies discussed, and creating a feedback loop for sharing best practices and challenges.
Running Time: 60 minutes
Video with PowerPoint
3 WAYS TO ORDER:
- Supplemental Materials
- PowerPoint Handouts
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