How to Get the Most Out of Team Projects (and Retain Your Sanity) in Virtual Environments

It’s challenging enough during “normal” times to create a learning environment where students are highly engaged, thinking critically, and effectively collaborating. Add to the mix the uncertainties of transitioning to blended or fully online courses and the challenges are amplified. Perhaps no other setting makes these difficulties more obvious than team-based projects. The good news is that there are tried-and-true, evidence-based tactics that can be quickly leveraged to address these challenges, helping both instructors and students.

Capsim’s Dr. Erich Dierdorff, an expert on the science of teams, led a webinar showcasing evidence-based tactics that can be quickly leveraged to engage students. 

He describes practical tactics and provides clear examples that can be immediately implemented into your upcoming courses this fall. 

Learn more about how to make meaningful, engaging, and collaborative learning experiences with Capsim.

About the Presenters

Dr. Dierdorff is a regular contributor to the science of teams, publishing his work in leading management journals. He also consults on issues of training effectiveness and high-performing teams for organizations such as General Electric, National Football League, and U.S. Navy SEALs. In the university classroom, he is an avid user of team-based simulations. We know you will find the webinar both interesting and highly practical as you tackle your own challenges of implementing team projects in blended and virtual environments.

Jordan Novak is the VP of Products and Services at Capsim. Novak has more than a decade of experience in process and service redesign, product management, product strategy, and business simulation design in the education technology industry. Novak is also an instructor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at DePaul University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management and strategy.

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