You don’t need to be an English teacher to use collaborative writing to help your students learn. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Claire Lamonica and Jim Gee discuss how this style of group work translates across the disciplines.

They explore how it can help students achieve deep and unique types of learning. Lamonica highlights different types of collaborative writing, their pros and cons, and what it takes from an instructor’s standpoint to encourage good group behavior. Plus, they dive into the mysteries of “Lamonica’s Law.”

Browse links and additional resources about collaborative writing on the show page for this episode.

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