ERIC Number: EJ926219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 25
Trust in Online Collaborative Groups: A Constructivist Psychodynamic View
Smith, Regina O.
Adult Learning, v22 n2 p19-23 Spr 2011
Trust represents one of the most critical issues facing online collaborative groups (OCG). The growth of online courses and programs and the growth of collaborative learning pedagogical strategies through the text-based online environment can make trust issues more salient. This paper examines trust issues in the OCG from a psychodynamic view; unconscious meaning making processes at work within the OCG and their effect on individual and group trust issues. The paper ends with a few suggestions for instructors on how to help groups recognize and resolve these issues.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Trust (Psychology), Online Courses, Group Dynamics, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Adult Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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