Reflection on Collaborative Learning
This course delivered everything I expected it to. I now have a good grasp of the basic concepts of many of the newer and previously existing online collaboration tools. Although for a decade or more I have participated in groups, list serves, and bulletin boards, it’s nice to be up-to-date.
In the Instructional Systems Technology graduate program at Indiana University, almost all my course work involved projects with teams that required close collaboration. We used e-mails and FirstClass for online collaboration. This model worked well for preparing me with the group dynamics skills that I need in the business world. I also had the time to devote to the program because I was only working part-time.
No Time Now
From my experience in this course, I know that I do not have the time to devote to taking collaborative learning courses. My job consumes too much of my time to devote to assignments. Collaborating with others outside my job takes more effort and time that I am willing to give.