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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Doing group projects in an online class

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This class is only 6 weeks so we have 1 week to complete this. There are 4 of us in the group and only 1 is helping with ideas and writing. I finally offered to put it all together, but I told them that I need ideas or written parts that I could work into this paper. This girl sent me a portion which wasn't too bad but had 4 grammar and 2 punctuation errors in it. Click here to enlarge I don't type worth a shit on SM because I tend to type how I talk, but when it comes to school, those mistakes make me crazy!

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I had the exact same thing last semester- we had to do 2 group projects, both times I had the same group, and 1 week to do it. Of course the first week no one even logged in until the last minute and even though I was busy as hell at work I said to email me all of their responses and I would put the project together just so I knew it would actually get done. Most of their responses were "I agree with what you said". Click here to enlarge

Second time around I made them email me responses before I posted anything. Click here to enlarge
I still put it together though.
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We had to read this 12 page case for a marketing project. Then we have to form our own marketing ideas. This guy just sent me "the body" of the work that he "wrote" and all it is is a summary of what the guy in the story was thinking already! Click here to enlarge

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I was usually a fan of group projects in college, but they have no place in online courses, imo. Not unless the professor is moderating each and every group. In one class, we were supposed to do three assignments with the same group. No one in my group answered my emails for the entire semester. No one. Then, the professor would email me, ask where it is, and I'd say: "I don't know, can you tell me where my group is?!!" And, he'd reply: "just post whatever you have." Click here to enlarge
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I think group projects are for lazy profs who have large classes and don't want to grade individual projects.



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We have to do 2 essay type things every week so this is just a longer one. I would much rather do this 5 page thing myself.

He tends to like my answers to his other projects so far, he keeps saying he is going to get me to change my major Click here to enlarge

UH, NO! Marketing is not for me! :refuse

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I hated them. We had to do a group assignment every other week and a big group project most quarters. I kept getting put with the slackers. I never got partnered with the other two hard workers.
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The point to the two that I had to do was that in special education you have to be able to team with numerous specialist (speech therapist, psychologist, OT, PT, etc.), so she wanted us to figure out a way to communicate with each other even if we didn't have the same ideas, same writing styles, same communication preferences. I get the point- but just like with most group projects, you have 1 or 2 who do it all to save the grade.
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I think group projects are for lazy profs who have large classes and don't want to grade individual projects.
Perhaps, for some professors, but I largely got the impression that they were intended to teach collaboration. For the most part, I'm glad that I went to a school that valued group work. I think it's important.
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We have group stuff in my 2 online classes too but we all are meeting after our one in person class. We pretty much all take the same classes together.
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His instructions for this say specifically to use the data and financials. None of any of the stuff they have sent me has any numbers in it, so I am stuck looking up the numbers. It's like they think we can write "I think we should market this to that group because I think it is a good idea"

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MadCar, Google-check anything people send to you (this advice applies to anyone else). I don't assign group projects in my courses, but I've heard horror stories of groups turning in a project and *one* of the students plagiarized, bringing the entire group into question.
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The prof told us right up front to only use the discussion board to communicate. He said he would do all of the checking for that because it such a short class. He marked off 10 points because he said parts of it didn't go far enough in depth. It needed more analysis. I was fine with that, I didn't have the time or patience to rewrite it all. Click here to enlarge

I got an A in the class and my gpa finally went up over 3.5 Click here to enlarge My grades from the first time I went to college were shitty and my gpa was a 2.7 when I started back in 2009.

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