Groupthink: Strategies to Engage Student Collaboration
Concurrent Session 8
Trouble motivating students to do group work in your class? Use these tools to enrich content and create engaging projects.
Group collaboration is challenging in online and blended courses. Students often work in groups focusing on a common goal, interacting with each other and by creation of a culminating work. This is an essential component of online learning, yet the challenge for instructors and students is how? How can instructors create activities where students collaborate effectively in groups when separated by distance and time?
In this hands on session we will showcase tools to encourage more student collaboration and less aggravation by demonstrating how instructors can set-up resources to encourage student success. Our chosen tools focus on maximum collaboration and enriching the pedagogical outcome. To achieve this, our audience will participate in our presentation utilizing a selection of group collaborative tools. These tools fall into the following categories: Video Conferencing, Scheduling, Content Editors, Presentation Tools, Content Organizers and many more.
A sneak peek: Mindmeister, Padlet, Google Apps, Doodle and Trello...