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Considerations for Group Work

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For group work to be successful, it’s best to have a well structured task with associated outcomes. We recommend that you answer the following questions before you design group work activities:

  1. What is your motivation for assigning group work? What is the purpose? 
  2. Who should be involved in designing and delivering the group work? What resources do you need?
  3. How will you assess the group work and what do you want to evaluate? 
  4. How will groups be formed? 
  5. How much time is needed to complete the activity? 
  6. Which technology will best support the group(s)?
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