We live in a world that is constantly evolving. Each night a new idea is born and every day, new discoveries are brought to light. Education and getting educated now is not simply a necessity; it’s mandatory. Being qualified doesn’t really guarantee you the job and life of your dreams; but it definitely gives you a fighting chance at getting it in this competitive world.
Modern day education has evolved quite a bit in the recent decades as well. No long do class room exist only within four wall of a school building. Online universities and classes are fast becoming the chosen way of educating yourself; especially among the ambitious who prefer to study while working part time at least.
But online studying was never promised to be easy. Most classes require that you do 80% of the work. So there’s a lot of self-studying involved. And group projects are a battle all by themselves! Here are our tips on how to get your online group project done with minimum hassle.
Create a space where everyone can pitch in.
Unlike in a physical class room, when you study online, you’re not going to be meeting your project buddies in a particular place for a certain duration of time. This makes it very hard to do projects; especially if you all not online at the same time.Select a collabroation software that allows you to do just that. This creates a platform where you can all add in your pieces of the project to; regardless to when you’re online to do so.
Have a battle plan up your sleeve.
Like any other project, having a solid plan of action for your online project too will help you a great deal. Once you have set up your cool app design or app, gather all members of the group there to brainstorm ideas. This is when you delegate tasks to each member of the team. And as most apps allow you to check on the other members’ progress, you’ll be able to figure out who’s slacking their duties.
Have your instructor looped in.
It’s obvious that your instructor’s not going to help you out with your project; at least not unless you really need them to. But having them included in the collaboration app (or whatever other means of communication you chose to do your project with) is like a quite guarantee that all the members of the group will definitely do their part.
They can’t really slack off when all the procedures of the project are right there for the instructor to review, can they?