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1 Session 4: Collaboration Principles and Practices Campus Technology Boston 2011 July 25 Campus Technology Boston 2011 July 25

2 Common Questions about Grouping and Teaming How do you group a class into two or three person teams quickly and easily? What assignments work well? How do I/we structure assignments to ensure engagement? What is a practical step-by-step process for team assignments ? What about grading and assessing? Learners don’t like to grade themselves or each other. What are barriers to group work? How do learners communicate easily and well in asynchronous learning?

3 HANDS-ON WITH COLLABORATION Let’s work on those questions… Let’s Collaborate!

4 4 Collaboration Activities Step 1: 2 min Group yourselves (3) Skills courses, such as writing, math, accounting, cataloging, programming Fact-laded content, such as chemistry, biology, history Professional, character courses, such as ethics, management, education Step 2: Generate a team activity for your course or a course similar to your course Activity requires individual work and group work Activity works towards a core concept Step 3: Record/capture this work on a sticky, in an , tweet, or journal Step 4: Large group sharing Step 1: 2 min Group yourselves (3) Skills courses, such as writing, math, accounting, cataloging, programming Fact-laded content, such as chemistry, biology, history Professional, character courses, such as ethics, management, education Step 2: Generate a team activity for your course or a course similar to your course Activity requires individual work and group work Activity works towards a core concept Step 3: Record/capture this work on a sticky, in an , tweet, or journal Step 4: Large group sharing 2011 Mission: Impossibl e

5 Collaboration & Community Concepts Social presence and relatedness to others Community support and caring for other’s success and learning Aligning with specific personalized learning outcomes Immersing learners into the content for multiple exposures and manipulation with the content Learner centeredness and customization Faculty presence – social, teaching, cognitive Students’ zones of proximal developments Personalization and customization – skill and content relevance Principles and Practices

6 LARGE GROUP SHARING Let’s walk through these questions…

7 Let’s Do a Discussion Wrap “Discussion wrapping” is one of the most important practices in online teaching and learning The Discussion Board is analogous to a face to face discussion What do you do to “close out” or “wrap up” a discussion? Some type of summary, close, or transitioning to the next activity Let’s do that now!

8 DISCUSSION WRAP ON COLLABORATION What next steps are on your list?

9 QUESTIONS COMMENTS REMEMBERINGS? 9

10 10 Thanks so much… Class of Class of 2025

11 Bonus Slides

12 Course Projects with a Longer Life… What projects or project elements might contribute to your course/program over time? Or beyond the institution? Wiki on a topic that is new to discipline that is not in textbook Personal blogs about learner's journey through a complex and challenging intellectual idea Archive of projects that add to, organize, collect resources for key topics Wiki that collects intellectual biography/genealogy of leading figures Small team blogs on favorite media resources Other ideas

13 Characteristics of Meaningful Course Projects Serves learners’ needs and preferences Encourages links to and learning of local, national or global initiatives or issues Serves the dept/program beyond the course Serves society beyond the course, as in web projects, wikipedia, develops knowledge of discipline “Tickles the imagination” – source of creativity and satisfaction Adds to a learner’s portfolio


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