by Sandy Gambill, Senior Instructional Developer, Reinert Center
Are you spending some time reflecting on your spring semester and wondering why the group projects you spent so much time designing fell short of your goal?
We may think we’re designing collaborative projects where students are working together towards a common goal, however, students often view these group projects as cooperative, splitting up tasks and then merging the individual work into a final product that can seem disjointed.
Here are a couple of resources to help you better strengthen the collaborative objective.
“Towards Better Group Work: Seeing the Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration.”
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