More than ever, how we play, learn and work involves working with others to engage in meaningful productive activity. Collaboration enables us to share resources, ideas and perspectives, build consensus and achieve shared goals.As such it can increase the success of teams as they engage in collaborative problem solving. Collaboration also allows us to leverage new relationships by taking advantage of the capabilities and skill sets unique to each individual.
Whilst most people may be familiar with collaborating face to face they can struggle at times with what this looks like, sounds like and feels like in blended and online contexts. Most importantly, we need to ensure that that all learners without exception are able to actively participate from the start. This may involve differentiating the apps / tools that learners use to enable them participate on the same basis. To assist you in creating collaborative learning environments this site will help you to select and implement: