Kritzer & Bogan

Favorability of Strategies to Facilitate Online Group Work

Jeff Kritzer, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Jane Bogan, Wilmington College


Abstract

Students aspiring to become teachers in public schools often find it necessary to complete their college degrees online. They will, of course, need to have the required skills that those graduates from face-to-face institutions possess. One of those skills is to be able to collaborate with colleagues in small group settings. This paper investigates the use of methods that allow online instructors to facilitate collaborative group projects. Demographic data from students were compared to the satisfaction with the techniques to investigate favored methods between groups of students.

Keywords: collaboration, groupwork, distance education



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