How our IPC groups came about…

The purposes of a virtual community are, to put it in a nutshell, to solve some kind of problem, to collectively share ideas and to create „new“ knowledge.

In our project, the virtual communities, which become apparent in the zum discussion board, are the product of a twofold process:

First, I gave the whole group of students, i.e. Americans, Bulgarians and Germans, the chance to build groups themselves. When I noticed that nearly all of them lack the capacity to communicate in such a way that the result of the communication process are stable and reliable groups, I created a doodle questionnaire

Second, as the doodle questionnaire did not properly facilitate the group finding process, we were forced to put the remaining students in groups and kind of force them to communicate.

As a result of all this, the groups work perfectly now 😉


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