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WebCT Designer Group Meeting Summary
October 29, 2003


Using Student Groups to Facilitate on-Line Communication & Collaboration
Jennifer Brown and Janey Oliphint, Educational Technologists in the Department of Online Learning, presented on the topic of Using Student Groups to Facilitate On-Line Communication and Collaboration.

Among the items discussed were:

  • the benefits and challenges of using group work in both face to face and online environments;
  • ideas for transitioning activities from face to face environments to online courses [brainstorming session among participants];
  • tips for making group work effective, and
  • how some standard WebCT tools (e.g. student presentation, private discussion forum, and chat) can help to foster student-to-student collaboration and active learning.

Group Work Handout
Tips & Strategies for Promoting Effective Group Work Online


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