This is a website designed for the purpose of assisting faculty in both creating groups/teams based on selected student characteristics, and providing feedback to the group members.
Includes an informative 13-minute video that explains the uses for the site.
It was easy to request an account — it took less than 24 hours to receive a response that the account was ready. Once I had access, I clicked on the link, created a password and I was immediately ready to begin creating groups.
This site would be an excellent tool to use after reading the CL background information provided in another tool called Collaborative Learning: Group Work.
None at this time.
Though I haven’t yet used this source, I have created an account with the expectation of using it in my upcoming course. I believe this will be a very helpful tool in creating groups with the right composition for effective collaboration. It will have the added benefit of giving students the feeling of legitimacy to the group-creation process. I also believe that students will find the feedback tool helpful in identifying the specific area(s) which they need to strengthen.