Reflection Essay

269 WordsSep 26, 20142 Pages
What factors do you think contributed to the level of success your group achieved? Provide specific examples from your experience to illustrate these factors (approx. 250-300 words, 20 marks). Working with people that you don’t know can be very challenging and even more challenging when communication is limited to online forums; I find online collaborative assessments difficult due to the dynamics of working within a group that never meets face to face. The initial collaboration was performed on the wiki site, where our chosen topic, Sports in Australia, was discussed. It was discussed as to what sports each of us was interested in researching and the subtopics to be researched. I found the wiki collaboration difficult due to the limitations of the site; in particular that only one member can post at a given time. Any further discussion was conducted by email, which in itself posed problems. Communication has been difficult; most communication was through email, with responses sometimes not coming for days from some members. The assessment guidelines as per the blackboard were clear and concise as to the task to be undertaken and it requirements. It was very direct and easy to interpret. Unequal participation level by all participants, although the work was divided equally in the beginning, It became evident that only a couple of members took on additional tasks throughout the assessment. This made the presentation even more difficult as the work load was greater for some including me. I feel with all these factors in mind as a group it was successful because all the work was completed in the time

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