Online Shipwreck Survival

Interprofessional groups of students are given a picture of 32 different items. The team is instructed they have been shipwrecked and must reach a group consensus on five items they will keep with them to survive and be rescued.  First, individual students post to the discussion board the 3 items they deem most important and their reasoning to support their choice.  After all group members have posted, the group chooses some technology form and collaborates to reach a consensus on which 5 items are most important.  Faculty facilitators provide feedback on the team process and debrief the learning activity through the discussion board. (Beginners; TT)

Delivery: online, could be adapted for in- person training

Contributed by: Alicia Williams (

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