Collaborative Learning

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.

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