Navigating the Complexities of Assessment in Collaborative Learning

The scenario in topic 3 brings into sharp focus a key challenge of collaborative learning: how can we design assessment practices that align with collaborative goals while also ensuring individual accountability? Traditional assessment models, with their emphasis on individual accomplishment, often clash with the shared learning aims of collaboration. This can make students worry about […]

Topic 3: The Beauty and Challenge of Collaborative Learning and Assessment

Collaborative learning in the forms of think-pair-share, group discussions and longer-term projects have been introduced across different levels of learning, including the higher education (Jin 2012; Flores et al. 2015). In teaching professional and business communication courses, teamwork and collaboration are incorporated in my courses as a way to simulate interaction within workplace work teams. […]

A simple Sandwich approach to collaborative learning

I was recently coordinating the final module of the thesis course at the bachelor’s in criminology at Lund University (RÄSA 02). Students need to write the thesis in groups of two, but many were against group work. The work was hybrid with  They explained that group work often took more time than individual work, contradicting […]

Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Is there a recipe for making collaborative work a fruitful experience? The scenario for the third topic incited our group to embark on a journey where we explored this question. Being able to work well with others is commonly viewed as an important skill and while group work is by no means a novelty among … Continue reading Topic 3: Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Yet again, collaborative learning is essential

When I reflect on my communities and the impact of them in my professional development and learning in general, I realize that I do not follow a lot of people (I am not really active) on social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. However, by doing so I never thought I was lacking […]

Collaborative learning topic 3

I have worked as a teacher for over 20 years and I have as long worked on getting students collaborating. During the first 17 years it was collaboration in class but since 2020 it has been much more online focused. Online has not been a major learning platform for my university before the pandemic and […]

#ONL212 Learning in communities – networked collaborative learning

Large classes are typically taught in a lecture format where learning material is dissipated, and students submit their final assignments from self-developed understanding. To create a shared understanding of the learning material wherein students actively interact, infer and co-create knowledge, a student-centric method grounded in social constructivist theory called Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) […]

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