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Collaborating Online provides practical guidance for faculty seeking to help their students work together in creative ways, move out of the box of traditional papers and projects, and deepen the learning experience through their work with one another. Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to show how collaboration brings students together to support the learning of each member of the group while promoting creativity and critical thinking.

Collaborating Online is the second title in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. This series helps higher education professionals improve the practice of online teaching and learning by providing concise, practical resources focused on particular areas or issues they might confront in this new learning environment.

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Palloff and Pratt, both affiliated with the Fielding Graduate Institute, provide guidance for higher-education faculty seeking to help their students work together online in creative ways. The audience for the book includes faculty teaching online, those designing and developing courses, instructional designers, and faculty developers. Although not written specifically for a corporate audience, the book will assist those engaged in training in the corporate arena.
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About the Author

Rena M. Palloff is adjunct faculty at the Fielding Graduate Institute and at Capella University.

Keith Pratt is adjunct faculty at the Fielding Graduate Institute and at Baker University. Palloff and Pratt are managing partners of Crossroads Consulting Group. They are the authors of Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace, Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom, and The Virtual Student all from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents


About the Authors.

PART ONE: Collaboration Online.

1. Collaboration in the Online Environment.

Collaboration—The Hallmark of Constructivism.

Why Collaborate Online?

Collaboration Online.

Working with Virtual Teams.

Virtual Team Dynamics.

Summary Points to Remember on Collaboration Basics.

2. The Process of Online Collaboration.

The Stages of Collaboration.

Tools for Collaboration.

Summary Points to Remember on the Process of Online Collaboration.

3. Collaboration Challenges.

Things That Go Bump in the Night.

Participation Challenges.

Challenges in Leadership and Decision Making.

Course and Activity Design Challenges.

The Challenge of Cultural Differences.

Final Thoughts on Challenges to Collaboration Online.

Summary Points to Remember on Collaboration Challenges.

4. Assessment and Evaluation of Collaborative Work.

Learner-Centered Assessment, Including Self-Assessment.

Rubrics and Expectations.

Collaborative Assessment.

Guidelines for Feedback.

Assessment that Aligns with Context and Learning Objectives.

Assessments That Are Clear and Easy to Understand.

Assessments Designed with Student Input.

The Empowered Learner.

Summary Points to Remember on Assessment and Evaluation of Collaborative Work.

PART TWO: Collaborative Activities.

1. Role Playing.

2. Simulations.

3. Case Studies.

4. Questioning Techniques for Collaborative Discussions.

5. Dyads.

6. Small-Group Projects.

7. Jigsaw Activities.

8. Blogs.

9. Virtual Teams.

10. Debates.

11. Fishbowls.

12. Learning Cycles.

13. WebQuests.

Final Thoughts on Collaborative Activities.

Summary Points to Remember on Collaborative Activities.

Additional Resources.



Product Details

Palloff, Rena M.
Palloff, Rena M.
Pratt, Keith
Experimental Methods
Computer-assisted instruction
Group work in education
Web-based instruction
Online Teaching and Learning
Education-Higher Education
Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning
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9.26x7.02x.41 in. .59 lbs.

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