Setting the stage and providing clear guidelines is the foundation of a learning community (Palloff and Pratt, 2005). Simeons (2008) provided an explanation of collaboration within the industrial province by paraphrasing the creation of an aircraft. He continues by articulating how cooperation is achieving tasks both in education and the corporate world. Simeons (2008) concluded the webcast by specifying the importance of collaboration elements (environment) and collaborative awareness.
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