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slide show that summarizes the basic problems encountered in online collaboration and the corresponding suggested solutions

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    • Online Collaboration
      Problems and Solutions
    • Problem One
      Participation
      Initial Reluctance
      Lurking
      Disappearing
      Un-even participation
    • Solution One
      Orientation to the environment
      How to contribute
      How to respond
      Where to go for help
    • Solution One (cont)
      Establish social presence
      Instructor
      Biography
      Personal contact with student
      Learner
      Biography
      Ice breaker discussion
    • Solution One (cont)
      Discussion management
      Encourage participation
      Mentor disappearing learners
      Periodic summarizing group conclusions
      Model behavior desired
      Discussion ground rules
    • Problem Two
      Getting Off Topic
      Lack of student preparation
      Student literacy
      Topic alignment
    • Solution Two - solution
      Intervening facilitator questions
      Insertion of on-topic resources
      Student lounge
      Topic aligned with course objectives
    • Problem Three
      Critical thinking
      Echo common errors
      Lack of information
    • Solution Three
      Intervening facilitator questions
      Insertion of on-topic resources
    • Problem Four
      Technical Issues
      Those that are learner specific
      Those that are course specific
      Those that are course management specific
      Those that are server specific
    • Solution Four
      Knowledgeable facilitator
      Technical help desk
      Online instruction
    • Summary
      Establish presence
      Facilitator
      participants
      Clear objectives aligned with activities
      Clear participation guidelines
      Clear timeline
      Clear assessment criteria aligned with activities
      Timely and appropriate facilitator intervention
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