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MorseRELT7008 - 6


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MorseRELT7008 - 6

  1. 1. Facing the Online Collaboration Challenges<br />Challenges in collaborative Activities<br />
  2. 2. Social Learning Perspective<br />A collection of observable behaviors (Galef, 2009).<br />Organized into four perspectives.<br />Relates to the situational environment people experience (Mearns, 2009).<br />Will relate to changes observed in individuals in group situations.<br />Explains how learners acquire information through observation of behavior (Mae Sincero, 2011). <br />Three models to define parameters.<br />
  3. 3. Time Management<br />The role of time constraints<br />The convenience of the distance environment can aid in behaviors supporting procrastination.<br />Must be used wisely<br />Time is a resource that is not renewable.<br />Poor time management can be costly.<br />Set reasonable goals.<br />Timelines can be valuable.<br />Breaks larger task into more manageable.<br />
  4. 4. Differing Opinions<br />Job completion<br />Can the work get done with differing opinions?<br />Work interference<br />Will differences in opinion result in a sub-par product?<br />Maintaining professionalism<br />Regardless of the differences, professionalism must be consistent throughout.<br />Justifying the process<br />In order for the process to work, compromises may be necessary.<br />
  5. 5. Lack of Participation<br />Members with drive<br />Must motivate the members that are lacking.<br />Members without drive<br />Will be present in most collaborative groups.<br />Teamwork<br />The team must be developed and fostered in order for the group to be successful.<br />The end result<br />When all group members participate appropriately, the process will be fulfilled.<br />
  6. 6. Summary<br />The finished product<br />The completion of the product is just as important as its collective parts.<br />Time<br />Must be dedicated to completion.<br />Opinions<br />Even the experts disagree.<br />Participation<br />All members of the team must contribute their fair share.<br />
  7. 7. References<br />Galef, B. (2009). Chapter 4, Strategies for social learning: Testing predictions from formal theory. Retrieved from<br />Mae Sincero, S. (2011). Experiment resources: What is social learning theory? Retrieved from<br />Mearns, J. (2009). Social learning theory. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (vol. 3) (pp. 1537-1540). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.<br />