Designing authentic online collaborations

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Cathleen Benevento

  • Engaging Students Online

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Online teamwork and collaboration is often maligned by students; however, teamwork and collaboration are key graduate capabilities, and designing authentic online collaboration can lead to rich and transformative learning experiences for students as they develop this capability. This session explored practical frameworks and guidelines for designing authentic online collaboration.

Thomas Cochrane is Associate Professor, Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education, in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. His specialisations include mobile learning, designing mixed reality learning environments, heutagogy (self-regulated learning), communities of practice, and the scholarship of technology enhanced learning.