I'm not sure I understand this question. I think it is asking: what sort of feedback should we give students after observing their collaboration, either in a physical discussion, or having an online discussion. In Module 4 I learnt that these points provide effective feedback: firstly, highlight thoughtful contributions to the discussion, that demonstrate reflection and deep thinking. Secondly, highlight effective questions: open questions that invite the speaker to extend their ideas, or clarifying questions that assist the speaker to make their position clearer to others. By praising these contributions and explaining why they are useful, the teacher is encouraging similar responses. Thirdly, minor issues can be dealt with quietly in groups by re-teaching key strategies and reminding students why they are important, or it may be appropriate to describe the problem and invite students themselves to seek solutions. Larger issues may need to addressed with participants one-to-one.
Use the feedback opportunity to discuss with the students the effectiveness of their collaboration. Is the purpose of their project clear and well organised for their target audience, is it suitable for their target audience?
Is the content cover well? are there any parts missing? Is the language clear and well written with the purpose of the collaboration in mind?
Geoff McIverEducation Officer - Teaching and Learning