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Drexel Student Learning Priorities And Collaborative Partnerships Are The Focus Of A New Environment Within W. W. Hagerty Library

Faculty and staff from across campus work collaboratively to support student achievement of Drexel's Student Learning Priorities [DSLP] in a new learning environment in the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library. The space, room L25, opened on Thursday, November 15th, to provide a place for members of the DSLP Collaborative Partnerships group to work together to provide programming and support for student learning.

Already, the Drexel Writing Center [DWC], the English Language Center [ELC] and the Libraries have partnered on a pilot program, providing enhanced tutoring and support for international students. Students who take advantage of this opportunity receive focused writing, language and research guidance.

Other collaborative features in Refworks

RefShare

RefShare  is a social networking tool. It provides RefWorks users with a quick and easy way to share their research information, share folders with or without attachments, and add comments and provide feedback on shared references. This will assist you in enhancing your collaborative research with your team members.

Using RefShare, you can make a list of citations from your RefWorks account public, either on the Drexel Shared Folders list, or via a URL that you can email, or post on a webpage.

Avenge group work!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPoHPNeU9fc

We're just at the point in the quarter when your group has to pull it all together and finish your project. If you're still feeling a little rough around the edges, why not get your group together and have an outing to see the new Avengers movie?

Why The Avengers?

It's a great inspirational movie about a diverse group of superheros who manage, beyond great differences, to come together to become greater than the sum of their parts.

Using Refworks to build your collaborative bibliography for your group projects

While it is important for you to continue to work together on your group project,  a time will soon come when you will need to report your findings from your projects. You may be asked to present  as a team or report your results in a research paper.

Google Google Google

Sign up for Google account and you'll have a nice collection of collaborative tools to make your group projects easier to manage.

Google Docs
Google Docs make collaborative writing and presentations easy to use.

Diversity and Compatibility

Group projects are designed for students to learn how to work with a variety of different types of people and negotiate different types of situations.

While it's good to find teammates that have different skills and experiences, it's also very important to make sure that you are able to work with those people.

Succeeding at Group Work, with Help from the Libraries

By: Emily Missner

Walk into any of the library locations on campus, and you'll find students working on collaborative projects including class presentations, group research papers, capstone projects, and lab reports. The Libraries already provide space for group work and self-directed learning to take place, and now we've taken it a step further with the Group Work Survival Guide.

Partnership between Libraries and Drexel Smart House helps Students Develop Information Literacy Skills

By: Jenny James Lee with assistance from Jay Bhatt, Drexel University Libraries' Liaison Librarian for Engineering and Chris Baccash, Vice President for External Relations, Drexel Smart House

The partnership formed between Drexel University Libraries and the students of Drexel Smart House (DSH) has led to a unique relationship built on a culture of collaboration and a dedication to building strong information literacy skills.

DSH, a student-run organization founded in 2006, seeks to engage students both in and out of the classroom, bringing laboratory research and classroom instruction into a real world environment. The program encourages collaboration between disciplines, working in areas such as architecture, civil and architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, interior design and digital media design.

Things to do for a successful group project (part 2)

Continued from: Things to do for a successful group project (part 1)

Remember that your work is important. Be committed to your assigned tasks.

  • Your work is important to not only yourself but also to other team members. Your quality of work will impact the entire group.
  • Ask yourself: What else do I need to learn to make sure I am not missing anything for my assignment?

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