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Subject:Re: Making group work palatable From:Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 4 Dec 1996 07:53:05 -0600
>I'd create a
>project where they needed to actually find a real "client" (preferably a
>non-profit organization or charity) and create a usable piece to the
This is a good idea. I did this once in a class, though we didn't go out
and find real-life clients but used each other as clients. The teacher
picked someone for us to be both client and customer at the same time. I
found out what my client wanted and tried to fulfill it and at the same
time another classmate came to me and I made specifications for that
We got to see both side simultaneously. It wasn't a group project really
because we were working one-on-one _and_ were doing all the actual work
ourselves. It was a really good experience.