When colleagues ask me why I don’t assign out of class group projects, I often suggest they google the phrase “I hate group projects.” Where they will find comments like this:
” I hate group projects. I’ve only had ONE group project EVER where I didn’t end up doing the majority of the work (it was my one friend). I remember a few years ago, I had to do a group project with two of my (slower) friends. We had to look up information about like ten olympic events–I think I put them in charge of finding the information for two of the events each, which gave me six to do AND the powerpoint. We only had the class time to do it. They were literally playing games on the computer the entire time and I had to do all the work, even their parts. At the end of the class, they said, “Ugh, he never gives us enough time to do these projects.” Luckily, I had managed to throw together all the information (the project was pretty bad) and I (well, “we”, but you know) managed to get a B. “
It occurred to me that there might be more material on Youtube. Was there ever:
And that’s just a small sample.