Episode 97: Making Team Projects Work (Part 1) with Dr. Tim Franz and Dr. Lauren Vicker
In episode 97 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Lauren Vicker and Dr. Tim Franz join us to talk about how to make team projects work.
This conversation was packed with so many valuable tips and resources that I just had to make it a 2-part episode because I didn’t want to cut anything and I wanted to share the whole conversation with you!
No matter who you teach or what you teach, this episode has something for everyone who wants to improve teamwork and communication in your courses.
- What makes a "good" or successful team project and what to consider as you design a group learning experience.
- The one mistake most of us make when creating group or team projects and what you need to do to make it a positive learning experience.
- What to consider when working with virtual teams.
- How faculty and student resistance influence team projects in the college classroom.
- Check out Tim and Lauren's website to get more resources about teamwork.
- Get the book! Making Team Projects Work: A Resource for High School and College Educators* (Read Chapter 1 here)
- Read the Inside Higher Ed article summarizing the findings from the AAC&U survey: What Employers Want
- Download the Top 10 List for Successful Team Projects (pdf).
- Read Tim's LinkedIn article Tools for Teams: What's in Your Toolbox? which includes links to 5 different tools teams can use.
- Watch the video Giving Feedback: Helping Team Members with Peer Evaluation
- Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn
- Connect with Tim on LinkedIn
- Check out the Making Team Projects Work Facebook page.
Email Tim and Lauren: makingteamprojectswork@gmail.
- Read Barbi's blog post about the group resume activity.
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
- Don't miss an episode! Be sure to subscribe to the show!
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