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Collaboration Promotes Best practices Interaction Interactivity Development of critical thinking skills Co-creation of knowledge Reflection Transformative learning Palloff & Pratt, 2005
Need Instructors are always looking for ways to improve student interaction in classes. They understand that collaboration online is different than that of face to face. They may not have the necessary tools to make this happen successfully (Palloff & Pratt, 2005). Increasing opportunity for interaction is critical for online learning. Collaboration allows this.
Why Online Collaboration Working virtually is the next best thing that happened to us after the Fire and the Wheel. Working impeccably, across limitations, round the clock is the new way to work. Have you tried this way of working yet? I am talking about “’team work” and “collaboration”. So for teamwork to be effective, it’s important for individuals to adopt modern practices and technologies that help.
Why Online Collaboration Tools Wherever you are, share your work in a simple and efficient way. This is where good online collaboration tools come in. If you’re contemplating adopting--or proposing the adoption of online collaboration tools, there are online collaboration benefits that may help you make a decision on this useful technology. Blogs, Wikis, and Skype are a few tools that enable people to communicate and collaborate online.
Conclusion Collaboration is very important for online instruction. The benefits of being able to connect any time and any place are immeasurable. The online learning environment brings about a sense of community and connection. Technology provides the tools used as a vehicle for communication and task completion. Tools have evolved to support content, communication, and collaboration. Online collaboration means students working together, expanding their learning experience through their work with one another through some type of medium.