Team Charter Templates

Teaching Tip
Do your students moan when you assign a team project or design an assignment requiring even simple peer review or collaboration?  Do they envision challenges such as “doing all the work themselves” or working with a “difficult” or absent team member? This happens in life, everywhere, so what can be done?   Team projects, even small teams such as 2-3 members, always face challenges. A team charter can help by clarifying roles and responsibilities, expectations, preferred tools and time for working. A charter also sets out agreements on the responsibilities and practices for collaborating successively. This posting contains a team charter template that can be adapted for simple or complex team projects. Late Middle Tip 9 in Chapter 8 in the Online Teaching Survival Guide suggested that students who are tasked with working on projects…
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Just in Time — The Third Edition of the Online Teaching Survival Guide

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A timely update to the best-selling, practical, and comprehensive guide to online teaching   Great news for everyone working on updating or redesigning a course for online teaching and learning, this updated edition is now available. This edition retains the structure of the earlier two editions, but refreshes and updates the over 65 tips, adds new tips on critical thinking, gamification, universal design and a whole new chapter on flexible online synchronous design and teaching.  The new zooming, videoconferencing mode raises many questions, the most frequent is how do we engage learners in this online synchronous mode. Building on the constructivists' theories of how we learn, the tips in Chapters 6 to 11 provide almost boundless number of ideas for engaging learners by leveraging learner curiosity and providing choice, independence and…
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