Collaborative Conundrum: What We Know About Group Work and Technology, but Often Forget (Research-Based)

Wednesday, January 20 | 11:00AM–12:00PM | Meeting Room 406 (fourth floor)
Session Type: Professional Development
In today's Web 2.0 world, students and instructors have access to a broad range of collaborative technologies for group projects, but successful group work is not just about the technology. In this session, the presenters will use research data and personal experience collected from a yearlong program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on "Technology-Enhanced Collaborative Group Work" to highlight the principles of successful group work. Attendees will participate in a discussion on preparing instructors and students for collaboration, designing appropriate group assignments, assessing the process and product of group work, and choosing the "right" technology for collaboration.


  • Timmo Dugdale

    Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring - Professional Development Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lindsey Schmidt

    Evaluation and Assessment Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doug Worsham

    Team Lead for Teaching and Learning, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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