Teaching Online With Errol: A Mini-Guide to Successfully Using Groups in the Online Classroom, Part II: Overcoming Group Problems

The dynamics involved in each online student group working toward its goal of an A-worthy project are complex. So many components must mesh smoothly, and because of this each group is ripe for any number of problems. If the instructor does not address these problems in a timely manner, the learning of the collaborative project will be at risk, students will be unhappy, and the overall success of the course will be diminished. There are easy fixes, however, to these potential trouble spots. Here's how:

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