Collaborative Learning

High-Impact Practice: Collaborative Assignments and Projects

Collaborative learning combines two key goals: learning to work and solve problems in the company of others, and sharpening one’s own understanding by listening seriously to the insights of others, especially those with different backgrounds and life experiences. Approaches range from study groups within a course, to team-based assignments and writing, to cooperative projects and research. (


Tools and Assignments for Collaborative Learning

Wikis, e.g., PBWorks:

  • A wiki is a website whose users can add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a rich-text editor. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often created collaboratively by multiple users. (from Wikipedia,

Sample Wiki Assignments

 Social Bookmarking and Citations

A Matrix of Tools for Collaboration from THATCamp DHCollaborate