Planning Online Collaborative Projects

Online collaborative projects are great for students. Here are a few tips to give your teachers interested in creating such activities:

  • If teachers are new to online projects, they can begin by participating in an existing project first. A great source of ideas is the Global Schoolhouse's Internet Projects Registry
  • Look through online resources for project planning, such as the Canadian-based page called Create a Project.
  • Participate in educational listservs or newsgroups that share ideas about projects and alert readers about upcoming ones.
  • Design the project so that its successful completion doesn't depend on participation from every classroom.
  • Plan a reasonable timeline. (Often brief and more intense is better than long and drawn-out.)

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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