• 3: Collaborating

    Topic

    Activities

    Designing collaborative online activities and supporting online groups

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    Week 3

    Aims and objectives

    • Work collaboratively on a collective piece of writing
    • Discuss collaborative work in teaching and learning
    • Learn about the benefits and issues of collaboration in teaching and learning

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    Course tutor

    Mark Childs is your course tutor for this week.

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    Designing collaborative online activities and supporting online groups

    This week we are discussing online collaborative activities. They form an important part of online open courses, but there are challenges to consider. The activities this week will help you reflect upon groupwork and barriers to engagement. These activities correspond to Gilly Salmon's (2011) stages 1, 2 and 3 (refer to her model). This week the focus shifts to actively working with others. We are working at Salmon's stages 3, 4 and, maybe, 5.