The Case for E-Collaboration: Engaging, Empowering, and Experiential
Online courses can make students feel that they are in a "classroom of one," even in a learning environment that is saturated with social media and interactions. E-collaboration is an instructional strategy in which typically two or more groups of students work collaboratively and independently to achieve a predetermined instructional outcome. E-collaboration occurs between different populations: different course sections, different levels of education, different disciplines, or different geographical locations. Designed thoughtfully, e-collaboration supports and requires deeper thinking through active learning, social interaction, learner ownership of results, and contextualizing content.
OUTCOMES: Identify different types of e-collaboration * Articulate high-value areas for implementing e-collaboration * Share strategies that create social, cognitive, and teaching presence * Identify stumbling blocks and ways to avoid them
Associate Professor, Emeritus, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jooyoung VoellerAcademic Coordinator, CaCHE Global