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The Savvy Student's Guide to Online Learning by Ted Bongiovanni, Kristen Sosulski

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Chapter 6Working in Teams

Virtual team activities help bring learners together to sort out problems and engage in deeper discussion.

—Pratt and Palloff, Collaborating Together

Teamwork is not easy.

—Volchok, “Building better virtual teams”

Just as in any other course, you may work in groups. The main difference is that in an online course you’ll work in a virtual team. When working in a team, it’s your responsibility to contribute to the team goals and work together to achieve the objectives set out by your instructor. In this chapter, we’ll provide you with some guidelines for working in virtual teams.

Group Objectives and Activities

Your professor sets the objectives of your team. Your team’s responsibility is to meet those objectives. ...

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