When it comes to online learning, several working professionals are pulled towards colleges that offer online courses to get their degrees. Even it is a work at your own pace curriculum there is the lack of person to person face to face interaction which is the core of most business and the experience they are looking for. “Online learning environments can be a lonely place” “Palloff & Pratt, 2007). This is due to the fact that you work alone and never step foot in a classroom where you can interact and share information. You have to seek after it if you want it. This makes collaboration difficult especially since you are not normally in the same state much less the same time zone.
For this discussion question you will need to respond to the following topic:
In online courses the ability to collaborate is limited but encourages therefore it can be plugged into the course as a team activity. This can be seen as a difficult task with distance and work schedules being a factor. Synthesize two opportunities that can present themselves in the event collaboration in a team setting online is required. Also, answer the following questions: What tools and resources can you use to make team collaboration successful based on the challenges you have identified.
Wednesday: You will need to post your initial response
Sunday: You will need to have commented on two or more of your classmates comments giving either good feedback or ask a follow up question to their response.
(Remember to read the rubric carefully and be mindful of what it is asking for to receive maximum points)
Palloff, R., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building online communities: Effective strategies for the virtual classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.