Julia Parra

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Collaboration and group work can be challenging, especially when it is done as part of an online course. I’ve been teaching online and using collaborative group projects since about 2006 and have learned a lot. In 2012/2013 I gathered what I had learned, designed a process, and conducted a small research project with my students to see if this process worked. Here is an chapter excerpt: “Anecdotally, I knew that providing students in… Read More

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Increasingly, group work and collaboration are valued as key strategies for engaging students in online and blended learning environments. There are many online tools available to support students as they engage in group work and collaboration. With so much to choose from, it is helpful to create a basic collaboration toolkit. I teach both face-to-face and online courses. Of note, my face-to-face courses are also always blended, hybrid and/or HyFlex in nature…. Read More