This is a reflection of Team 2’s, team work and creation of a Prezi that gives a valid outline on the subject of learning styles and my personal input into the teamwork and the presentation. This reflection addresses elements of teamwork and how these elements operated in Team 2. I also address the strategies I would use in future team work situations.
Team 2 has created a presentation using Prezi that has validity on the subject of learning styles and provided a user friendly platform for presenting the topic. I would give our final Prezi project and our team work a 7 out of ten. I believe that the factors that contributed to our level of success and how effectively we worked as a team was our team attitude, team …show more content…
Although our team had particular roles that were shared that everyone contributed to, team worker, innovator, completer and implementer.
I personally contributed as a team worker through encouraging other team members, was involved in regular communication and displayed a cooperative attitude (Davies & Kanaki, 2006). Notably, emailing students that had not joined the team, also providing regular team encouragement and commiserating for example “Nothing further to add at the moment just wanted to say GO TEAM” and “Glad its [sic] not only me (having trouble)” (Nester, 2015).
My involvement as an innovator consisted of contributing new ideas to team 2 (Hartley, 2012). An instance of this involvement was contributing the idea of voting on our team’s topic to make the decision easier and to avoid debate (Nester, 2015).
As a contributor to the completer role I assisted with editing contributions and refining references to develop the consistency of our final work (Carson & Isaac, 2005). I used editing software and knowledge to give feedback such as ‘You will need an in-text citation for this info… possibly (Timmy, 2015) for the author or (Education environments, 2015)’ (Nester, …show more content…
In the future I would initiate the assigning roles much earlier in the process. I felt it was not all that important in the beginning of our collaboration, but as we got further into our work I found it was vital for successful teamwork that we all had personal roles and objectives. I would also suggest a platform or assigned time for feedback on a regular basis. I found that problems or issues were not expressed until later in talks and then it was harder to resolve. My system would be to implement a weekly or daily roundup of feedback (depending on the project timeframe) to resolve this issue (Albert & Fetzer, 2005). My final strategy for my future team work specifically online, would be to form strong bonds with team members. In the team creation I would suggest, for example to share a story or a piece of information about your personal self to form stronger bonds to the team. This will create an awareness of others and a sense of community which will influence increased input to the team (Wellman,