In an online environment, group work enables learners to build a rapport with each other, and it assists with building community in the course.  Facilitating group work online has challenges, but and rewards.

Instructors will also need to determine what resources the group will need to perform the assignment and produce the deliverable. Providing the learners with the information and details at the beginning of the group project helps to reduce learner anxiety and increase learning. Providing rubrics that indicate how learners will be evaluated and providing opportunities for asking questions and/or discussing those at the beginning of the project is another best practice in which instructors can engage.

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