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  • Avoid isolation: social presence, communication, interaction – more satisfaction. New ideas generated.
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  • Pine Project

    1. 1. Why Collaborate? <ul><li>Promotes deeper levels of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes initiative, creativity and development of critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Co-creation of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes Reflection </li></ul>
    2. 2. Building Community <ul><li>A sense of community must exist for collaboration to occur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community deters feelings of isolation in distance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need to interact with content, teachers and each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Builds relationships through interaction and common goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads to enhanced collaboration and learning </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Elements of Community <ul><li>All the people involved </li></ul><ul><li>Shared purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing information, experiences, interests, resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure of the course, groundrules for participation and interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology or Meeting Places </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-to-student interaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To reinforce and transform the learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why Do People Need to Learn to Work Together? <ul><li>Collaborative teamwork fosters the following benefits if utilized effectively. These benefits when employed will lead to better productivity In the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity – By utilizing different skills, knowledge, and personal attributes, more ideas can be generated. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency – Team members are able to complete projects more rapidly because of the different minds and hands being able to problem solve together. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why Do People Need to Learn to Work Together? Cont. <ul><li>Overcomes Monotony – Interaction with others generates enthusiasm which leads to better productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Morale – Team members who work well together tend to be happier, which boosts confidence and self-esteem. </li></ul><ul><li>Support – A sense of camaraderie is created through effective teamwork which leads to a sense of unity. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play </li></ul><ul><li>together, the club won't be worth a dime.”. </li></ul><ul><li>John Wooden </li></ul>
    7. 7. When Groups Work and Don’t Work <ul><li>External Factors (determined by instructor) </li></ul><ul><li>Well established communication process </li></ul><ul><li>Clear goals and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Individual accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Available source of information </li></ul><ul><li>Effective monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>learning contract, periodic feedback, group evaluation </li></ul>
    8. 8. When Groups Work and Don’t Work <ul><li>Internal Characteristics-groups that work </li></ul><ul><li>Open minded </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to quality result </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful to team members </li></ul>
    9. 9. When Groups Work and Don’t Work <ul><li>Internal Characteristics-groups that don’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Resistant to change </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Refusal to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Refusal to communicate </li></ul>
    10. 10. Stages of Group Development <ul><li>Forming: when groups get to know one another </li></ul><ul><li>Norming: when groups figure out how to work together </li></ul><ul><li>Storming: Problem-solving where there will be disagreement and/or conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting engagement with the group and topics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering of different view points. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger team unity when a decision is reached. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performing: when groups work to complete the task </li></ul><ul><li>Adjourning: when groups end the work and disband or regroup for other tasks </li></ul>
    11. 11. &quot;Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.&quot; - Mohandas Gandhi
    12. 12. What Do I Need to Do as an Instructor? <ul><li>Set the Stage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide clear expectations and purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create the environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine where and how students will collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model the process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go through the collaboration process with the students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show proper behavior and work with students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guide the process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate collaboration while providing feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess level of achieving objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student’s reflection on learning process and activity </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Successful Collaboration

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