We found the missing team members and by mid-week all members had posted on the discussion forum. We agreed the terms of our project plan and a time framework. Two members have posted their sections of the project and two are overdue. How can Helen and I inspire these students to get more involved? Some element of peer review in the assessment process might encourage deeper collaboration. So far, no one has followed the designed instructions that we agreed to use; simple elements like font size and writing style have been ignored.
Helen and I have previously collaborated in online teams; we respect everyone’s input and recognise our interdependency. Today it feels like some team members are contributing a minimum amount and missing out on a collaborative learning experience.
What have I learned in the last week? Patience is finite.
No wine today – just rugby.