TEAMWORK & WORKING WITH OTHERS ONLINE
Often you will be asked by your lecturer to work with others online. You will gain important skills which will assist you when you get out into the workforce. Don't just sit back and let others do the work, get involved!
JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION
In the online environment it's not enough to read the discussion of others. Join in the discussion, make your presence known, and especially your comments to add to the information, the shared learning, and the sense of community in each class.
SEND FRIENDLY REMINDERS
Often when working in a small team in an online project you will have certain tasks and responsibilities. Sometimes other things can keep you busy.
If you are expecting something from a team mate that hasn't appeared, chase them up with friendly reminders
Try to include all students in the discussion, some may be less experienced with technology, be exchange students or those whose first language isn't English.
Asking a question helps the author clarify what they are trying to say, it also builds on knowledge.
Listen to others and incorporate everyone's ideas in the completion of set tasks.
Help is available should you require assistance engaging with any of the UOW eLearning technologies or services.
How does eLearning@UOW benefit me?
The goal for eLearning@UOW is to support active independent learning as well as collaborative learning communities.
In developing competence as an eLearner you will be developing a number of the Graduate Qualities, including:
- skills to enable you to become an independent learner
- the capacity to act responsibly
- problem-solving skills