What makes asuccessful collaborative online project Seven tips for a good project
Tip 1 Make sure that the project allows your class to interact with the partner class. Don’t create a project that doesn’t need an international partner
Tip 2 Create short manageable project (lasting maybe two or three classes) rather than one that takes weeks. Better to create a number of short successful projects than one big one.
Tip 3 Have a limited number of project stages. Between four and six is ideal.
Tip 4 Make sure each stage has a clear learning output.
Tip 5 Don’t make a lot of work for yourself building the content of your project. Don’t spend a lot of time creating resources that the students will spend little time on. Get the students to create or source resources where possible.
Tip 6 Don’tadd resources that are too big. Rather than one long movie, upload a number of small movies. Make sure your students know how to compress pictures in PowerPoint.
Tip 7 Be clear, consistent and informative in naming project stages and resources. This helps teachers and students in the partner school.