by Liudmila Khalitova
Ph.D. student, University of Florida
Group projects have many advantages for students as well as for instructors.
Students have an opportunity to learn more working people, decrease their individual work load sharing it with other students, and develop collaboration and communication skills which are essential for their future work.
Instructors can assign more complex tasks and reduce the number of final projects to grade.
However, sometimes group work can be very challenging. In this post I will address those challenges and give some tips on how to minimize the costs of group projects.