Student collaboration and faculty involvement are considered best practices for online education. This week, we will discuss how to facilitate a collaborative learning environment. There are many ways to encourage collaboration in online courses other than discussions, including group projects, blogs, and synchronous group activities such as webinars/Zoom meetings. Remember, this is not about discussions. Think about other types of group/collaborative activities.
- What do you think are the most important types of collaboration in an online class?
- Is student to student interaction always necessary? Why or why not? Explain your reasoning.
- How important is faculty involvement in these activities and what should that look like?
- Find an article on collaborative learning that would be of interest to your peers. Cite the source appropriately.