Working on group cohesion

Thinking about online collaboration and learning

Yesterday we worked in our online PBL group. Four people joined, one was on holiday, one was sick and one was not there. The topic was “online collaboration”.

Last Friday I had a Skype chat with one member of the group because he didn’t succeed in joining the live sessions and to participate on our Fish document,  the collaborative document about the topic. This man was now leading the session and was back on track.  From the notes of this session: “what hindered him for participating more at the beginning was confusion, uncertainty about what it was happening. Sometimes he was afraid to ask. The Tweet chat was a turning point as well as the support from group members specially F. and S.. He now realized that he is important for the group and his contribution is his willingness to learn. ” (thx G.) He must have felt save in…

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