How to Run Effective Group Projects in Online Education

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Group projects are one of the more controversial assignments in many a course—on- or off-line. However, when organized effectively, they can be a great way for learners to complete an assignment in situations that are closer to what they would be in the real world, where team work and group organization are essential life skills. This blog walks through some tips on how to create a group project for online learners that will be successful rather than otherwise.

Key takeaway: “Online education often suffers from isolation, and learners often complain of missing the interaction with peers that happens in a regular classroom. With a good group, however, learners have the chance to connect with others in their course, be part of a team, and learn something from a new perspective. That’s an experience worth sharing.”

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