Interesting series on Group Work and Online Learning (via Online Learning Insights)
Here are the links to a three part series on the importance of Group work and online learning. The posts provide good information, advice and suggestions. A lot of the points discussed in this series will be very familiar to teachers who have created/facilitated group work online…
1. Why we need group work in Online Learning - http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/why-we-need-group-work-in-online-learning/
Includes a great short video illustrating (literally) “Where Good Ideas Come From”… by Steven Johnson:
2. Strategies for effective group work in the online class - http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/strategies-for-effective-group-work-in-the-online-class/
3. Making peer evaluations work in online learning - http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/making-peer-evaluations-work-in-online-learning/ - lots of good advice and links to rubrics. Especially liked the link to a Designing Assessments for Project Based Learning - http://joedeegan.blogspot.ca/2009/11/designing-assessments-for-project-based.html - which also includes a link to a project based learning series.
Bonus: Good, Bad and Ugly: Student comments on group work in online learning - http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/good-bad-and-ugly-student-comments-on-group-work-in-e-learning/