One of the most difficult challenges for online instructors is facilitation and promoting collaborative work among peer learners. Debbie Morrison shares her ideas in this series. “This series is in response to the need that exists for professional development for online instructors, specifically for the skills required to promote and support learning that comes with students’ collaborating, sharing and discussing with their peers. I’ve had many discussions with educators about the challenges of getting students to collaborate and build knowledge together; there are numerous barriers. On the top of the list is the lack of skill development and support that institutions offer for faculty and instructors teaching online.”
via Five Elements that Promote Learner Collaboration and Group Work in Online Courses | online learning insights.