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Online College Course

Developing Effective Teams

Developing Effective Teams

Sophia's Developing Effective Teams course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high performing teams should possess. The course explains how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life. Full Description

1 semester credit

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  • Recommend for credit to the ACE and DEAC college and university networks. (See below for details.)

Category: Business

This course is ACE Credit® recommended for transfer to many different colleges and universities.* Learn more
This course is DEAC-approved as meeting the criteria for Approved Quality Curriculum (AQC) status. Learn more

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Description

Developing Effective Teams

Course Description
Sophia's Developing Effective Teams course helps you gain mastery of the essential skills that all high-performing teams should possess and how to apply these concepts in professional situations and your own life.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 3 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Apply the stages of team development in context
  • Identify characteristics of high performing teams
  • Build effective team goals
  • Analyze the benefits of clear roles
  • Articulate the role of trust in high performing teams
  • Identify stages in the communication process
  • Recognize the role of nonverbal communication
  • Articulate the benefits of team diversity
  • Evaluate how to effectively embrace ambiguity
  • Apply appropriate strategies for recognizing team effort

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

Reviews

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3743 Student Reviews
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by Michelle L. on August 2, 2020
Love how it breaks down each idea and supportive info. the course is vey applicable to my work
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by Thomas B. on August 2, 2020
This 1-credit course provided a wonderful opportunity to help offset an odd amount of elective credits by learning about team-building and management skills which are applicable in virtually any field, industry or workplace. I enjoyed this course and would certainly recommend it.
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by Danielle P. on August 2, 2020
This course was presented very well and gave good examples and pertinent information.
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by Teresa W. on August 2, 2020
Great course. Very good instructions. Will take more
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by Gabriel S. on August 2, 2020
Great course
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by suzan k. on August 2, 2020
The best online course ever!
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by Carmen S. on August 1, 2020
Very easy to follow course guide
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by Sarah N. on August 1, 2020
Really good content and fun!

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?

    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.

  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: Are the tests proctored?

    A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.

  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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