Professors who use group projects to account for a substantial portion of students’ grades need to teach students the necessary skills for group work, writes James M Lang. Lang states that students are often not taught how to work in group settings, despite these skills being important for working life. The author also writes that digital communication has changed how group work is coordinated and has reduced the amount of real time students have to work together in face-to-face situations. Lang points to resources such as the University of Minnesota’s Centre for Education Innovation’s “Faculty Guide to Team Projects,” which can be used to ensure group projects are a successful learning activity. The Chronicle of Higher Education Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.