It is well known that students dislike working in groups. However, preparing students for the workplace is important and part of the graduate attributes for each university. As such, group work can be seen as an integral part of university assignments for many students. This paper reports on the group work experiences of IT students who complete a team work assessment as part of one of their subjects. Most students in the cohort study online which can add some complexity to the team work process. Most students felt that all members of the team were given an equal opportunity to contribute, with students reporting they generally worked at least adequately well together. One of the obstacles to working together was reported as working together online due to not being able to meet face to face. Overall, with scaffolding, working as a team does not have to be a negative experience for students and can provide deep learning.
|Title of host publication||ASCILITE 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Conference Proceedings|
|Editors||Malcolm Campbell, Julie Willems, Chie Adachi, Damian Blake, Iain Doherty, Siva Krishnan, Susie Macfarlane, Leanne Ngo, Marcus O'Donnell, Stuart Palmer, Lynn Riddell, Harsh Suri, Joanna Tai|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Deakin Univeristy, Geelong, Australia|
Duration: 25 Nov 2018 → 28 Nov 2018
|Conference||35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education|
|Abbreviated title||Open oceans: learning without borders|
|Period||25/11/18 → 28/11/18|
|Other||The ASCILITE 2018 Conference is ASCILITE’s 35th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education. This year’s conference was hosted by Deakin University and held at the University’s Waterfront Campus, Geelong, between 25 to 28 November 2018.|
The theme for ASCILITE 2018 was Open Oceans: Learning without borders. Picture sitting on a beach and looking at the ocean, stretching before you towards the horizon, and dreaming about the possibilities, reflecting on the past, or being mindfully present in the moment. The sea is vast. This vision captures the infinite possibilities when considering innovation, practice and research in the use of educational technologies in tertiary education.