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January 04, 2007

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Dana

, I'm currently woirkng on the last week of a 4 week group project which has been a real eye opener for me. I have honestly never had such a good learning experience while woirkng in a group in person or online. The reason for this is the following:1. It has been made clear what was expected of all the students at any given time. We have detailed lessons schedules that describe what the leader for that week is to do, and what the other students will be responsible for.2. Students review and edit each others work, going back and forth until its right. Our grade depends on each other doing well, so we're encourage to teach each other.3. The class is about learning, so everyone actually does much of the same work, we review each others work within a discussion thread and file dropbox. We then work to agree on the combination of results we want to submit each week. Our conversation is reviewable by the instructor, so they know who's done what.4. Admittedly, there are times when it's faster to have a synchronous conversation. We use Skype, and one team member takes notes to submit a general summary of what was discussed to the threaded discussion area so that instructors can track that as well.5. The instructors are VERY involved in reviewing our discussions, piping in when it seems appropriate. And honestly, this is the main difference I've seen in the Penn State Program, and the reason it's won national level awards the instructors are available to their students every single day. If they're going to be traveling, they let us know. They don't have to show up and teach a lecture, but they do answer discussions and emails within 24 hours, and typically within hours. This is a lot of work, but it is what makes their program professional, and recommendable.

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