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Collaboration:  Leading and Learning by Example

In this paper the authors discuss a case study in which three instructors in disparate disciplines collaborate to enhance the experience of online MBA students.  Collaborative behavior modelling of the faculty in our scenario is different from team teaching in that the transfer of the behavior to students is a critical element of success.  While MBA students are expected to collaborate and work effectively in teams, faculty do not typically model collaboration in course design, delivery or evaluation.  A collaborative environment is made more difficult by an online asynchronous program. This paper describes the experience of three instructors' concerted effort to improve the student's understanding of collaboration by modelling collaborative behavior in design, delivery, and evaluation.  The paper identifies both direct and indirect examples of collaboration as well as lessons learned for instructors wishing to emulate this approach.

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