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Sussmank elt700 6


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This is a presentation about difficulties with online collaboration, as well as potential solutions.

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  1. 1. Difficulties to collaboration in an online environment<br />Kurt M. Sussman<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Dissatisfaction: Precursor to Failure<br />Corporate training drop out<br />E-Learning drop out<br />
  3. 3. Difficulties<br />Gender issues<br />Learning styles<br />Gender related time constraints<br />
  4. 4. Difficulties<br />Decision Making process: small group communication<br />
  5. 5. Difficulties<br />Communication<br />Student inclusion<br />Communication delays<br />Impact on group work<br />
  6. 6. Difficulties<br />Technical difficulties<br />
  7. 7. Difficulties<br />Course design issues<br />Designing for collaboration<br />Aim for social interaction<br />
  8. 8. Difficulties<br />Cultural issues<br />The relevance and impact of cultural identity<br />
  9. 9. Solutions and pedagogical strategies<br />Design for diversity<br />Strive to become the facilitator<br />Promote effective small group communication<br />Design with sensitivity to potential time constraints<br />Familiarize yourself with the technology<br />Design to maintain motivation<br />Promote social interaction<br />
  10. 10. References<br />Bender, T.   (2003).   Discussion-based online teaching to enhance student learning: Theory, practice and assessment.  (p.84). Sterling, Virginia: Stylus.<br /> <br />Kelland, J. H. (2011). Mixing personal and learning lives: How women mediate tensions when learning online. University of Alberta (Canada)). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, (pp. 339-340). Retrieved from<br /> <br />Kim, K. (2005). Adult learners' motivation in self-directed e-learning. Indiana University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, (pp. 129-133). Retrieved from<br /> <br />Koh, M. H., & Hill, J. R. (2009). Student perceptions of group work in an online course: Benefits and challenges. Journal of Distance Education (Online), 23(2), 69-69-91. (pp. 72-88). Retrieved from<br /> <br />Palloff, R., & Pratt, K.   (2004).   Collaborating online: Learning together in community.  (pp. 34-38). San Francisco, CA:   Jossey-Bass, Inc. <br /> <br />Wang, G. G. (2010). Theorizing e-learning participation: A study of the HRD online communities in the USA. Journal of European Industrial Training, 34(4), 344-344-364. (p.345). doi:10.1108/03090591011039081<br />