Collaborative learning can be a beneficial and important aspect of online learning. The sense of community can foster additional learning and promotes alternative viewpoints as others participate in a group discussion or group project.
As described in one of this week’s resources (Palloff & Pratt 2007), there are multiple ways to promote collaborative learning in an online environment. In line with some of the examples brought up in the reading material, research ideas on the Internet related to collaborative learning.
In a short reply to this post, comment with one or two examples that you found with a link to those resources and why you think they are good for collaborative learning. See the attached scoring rubric.
Rubric: Discussion Rubric
Palloff, R., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building online communities: Effective strategies for the virtual classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass