- Terrie Smith
- Julian T. Buxton Professor of Business Administration,
- Jean-Luc Grosso
- McDavid Professor of Business Administration,
- APR 23
- Tues 3:30pm - 4:45pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Group work and collaboration are critical to student learning. More than ever, students need to learn how to work together to share ideas, develop alternatives, and solve problems by valuing the input of others. Creating collaborative opportunities is challenging in an online class, but technology offers ways to make collaboration easier to incorporate. This session will discuss ways to create collaborative learning opportunities in online classes, taking advantage of available technology. Two examples of successful assignments will illustrate ways to structure, monitor, and evaluate collaborative work using contract negotiation approaches. Through examples, the session will show how to successfully incorporate intragroup and intergroup activities as critical learning tools for online courses.
About the Facilitators
Terrie Smith holds the Julian T. Buxton Professor of Business Administration Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina Sumter. She has received numerous research awards and teaching grants. In addition to research on important workplace issues impacting women's economic advancement, Terrie's research investigates the utilization of technology to improve student learning. She regularly teaches in-class and online courses.
Jean-Luc Grosso earned his Ph.D. in International Economics and International Business, and holds the McDavid Professor of Business Administration Endowed Chair at the University of South Carolina Sumter. He has received numerous teaching and research awards, and several grants, including an Office of the Provost Distributed Learning grant, and was a two-time top 5 finalist for the South Carolina Governor's Professor of the Year Award. He has successfully developed all of his courses as online classes and regularly teaches both in the classroom and online.