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About the Course

Recently revised and updated! Effective teamwork and group communication are essential for your professional and personal success. In this course you will learn to: make better decisions, be more creative and innovative, manage conflict and work with difficult group members, negotiate for preferred outcomes, improve group communication in virtual environments, develop a better overall understanding of human interaction, and work more effectively as a team. Our goal is to help you understand these important dynamics of group communication and learn how to put them into practice to improve your overall teamwork....

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Apr 27, 2020

Amazing course! I've learned a lot of new theories & ideas of Group Communication! in a simple yet interesting way. I will definitely make use of knowledge gain from this course in my practical life !


Aug 27, 2020

Amazing course! I've learned a lot of new theories & ideas of Group Communication! in a simple yet interesting way. I will definitely make use of knowledge gain from this course in my practical life !

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By tulasi r

Feb 4, 2022

Excellent Course!!!

The course helps in understanding communication processes and patterns within teams be it Official or civic groups. This course has provided insights into new dimensions of personal as well as professional communication which is related to our day to day life. The narration of course director is interesting and always keeps our attention to the key aspects of the course. I thank the team for the constant support and making this learning a useful experience in personal and professional lives.

Thank you !!! Namaste !!!

By Maggie H

Sep 14, 2020

This course has given me a whole different view of communication in teams. It has also made me look at this topic from a different perspective. Prof. Matthew Koschmann has a whole wealth of knowledge which he did not hesitate to share with his students. He explained each module very well, and the videos were quite audible enough, for one to understand him. Thank you Coursera and University of Boulder for this great opportunity of learning on this platform.

Looking forward to another exciting learning moment with you. God bless you.

By Alireza P

Dec 21, 2020

A perfect and Must-be-done course for people who live in the 21st century. The professor elaborates useful terms and topics, and he gives you practical examples.

Note: Any MOOC course is supposed to be done individually and it is clear that we cannot practice the contents with classmates, since there is no class and everything is Online. But I would like to point out that the professor has done his best to provide an interactive course and provide you with fantastic assessments in order to let you digest the topics/contents better.


Aug 28, 2020

Without a doubt, one of the best courses to develop interpersonal skills. I liked how the teacher has delved into many concepts that will surely help me improve the decision making process throughout a better understanding of the groups dynamics.

Very useful to put into practice with small groups either at work level, in research projects even in the management of groups in study classrooms.

Thank you very much Coursera for the opportunity to participate in quality training, excellent teachers !!

By Cindy P

Nov 15, 2020

This was a very informative course. I have learned a lot about group communications, traps that can halt communications, what to do and not to do when forming groups, technology in group communications, how effective and ineffective they can be, diversity in group communications.....i've learnt so much from this course. Overall, an awesome course and a super awesome instructor. Would recommend this course to all persons, especially those persons in management roles. Be bold with BOULDER!!


Nov 19, 2020

When colleagues work well together, either on specific team-related projects or in various departments, it improves productivity, morale and the overall quality of the organization's product or service. When there is conflict between staffers, it has the potential to inhibit teamwork, which can delay projects, result in cost overruns or decrease the effectiveness of the work that's performed. Successful teams can make a huge contribution to organizational productivity and effectiveness

By Shannon C B

Nov 24, 2021

The course was very interesting and pointed out more information on communication skills I had recently become aware of from using technology. Covid has changed things for everyone but since I had done my Bachelors and Masters online the transition to virtual wasn't as much of a challenge for me as it was for trying to teach others to communicate via a message board and cameras. This has also helped me with making better decision based on facts and have to haves versus emotion.

By Jewel C

Jul 15, 2021

I am not a good team player, I prefer to work alone but this course helped me realize the importance of being a good team player and how being in an effective group would help solve problems easily. I have found myself smiling because I can relate to a lot of situations where someone is communicating ineffectively. This is a great and informative course that will help you be a better communicator even in just your everyday life that will improve your social life for the better.


Mar 13, 2022

Me gusta porque es un curso que me ayudará en mi desarrollo profesional y en mi vida diaria. los cuatro módulos que trata este curso están interesante para que cada persona pueda aplicarlo en su entorno social. Al ir viendo cada módulo te das cuenta que hay mucha información importante para realizar una comunicación de maneja efectiva en grupos y poder tomar las mejores decisiones que te ayudaran a tener mejores resultados.

By Heather W

Mar 30, 2022

The format in which this course is presented worked perfectly for me. I was able to pause or rewind the video segments, and download the transcripts as a starting point for my notes.

The course content was amazing, it changed my way of thinking about how groups actually function, and helped me to identify factors which I had experienced but couldn't make use of because I didn't have the framework to grasp.

By Zeljko J

Apr 27, 2020

This course was a great experience for me! I just want to comment on the time required to complete the weekly writing tasks (Week 2 and Week 4). The tasks require much more time than designated in the course description. This is misleading and it may be a time management issue for quite busy learners. I would say the designated completion time should at least be doubled for these tasks.

By Akinpelu A A

Aug 19, 2020

Great course!!! Changed my perspective entirely especially regarding decision making and the several traps we fall into that we should try to avoid. The various communication practices was also an eye opener and will greatly help in my communication mode going forward.

The instructor was also great, concise lectures that were very on point.

Am grateful i took part in this course.

By Valentine C E

Jun 25, 2020

I rate this course very high and readily recommend it to professional from all walks of life. It deals with communication dynamics so in-depth perfectly linking the theories with the practical. I particularly find instructive the discourse on decision making traps and communication practices. Equally revealing and apt was the module on conflict and negotiations in group work.

By Muthu R M .

Jan 3, 2023

The course materials are very good and easy to understand, but the assignments ( Case study Creation and Implementing the decision making ideas in film ) are difficult to complete and as per my view, this course is not for beginner and it meant for intermediate stage.

At the same time, if you complete the course, you will get better understanding on the group communication

By mazen a

Jun 6, 2020

It was a great training and I felt in the training room

This indicates the experience that the trainer has in communicating information to the trainees, and how it works to attract the attention of the participants without feeling it

It is more than wonderful

My sincere love and respect to you, wonderful Matthew Koshman

I wish you success in your career and in your life

By Atulkumar H K P (

Feb 25, 2021

This Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups, is wonderfully equipped through so many videos and useful information sharing on the Coursera Portal. I would recommend other all my colleagues to join and take advantage to learn how to improve most useful and requiring Skills now a days in the world: Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups.

By Rosemary M

Nov 7, 2020

A very good course for anyone who wants to live and work well with others. Highly recommended to everyone. Young and old it is very good. Thank you professor for dedicating your time to teach us and my peers for sharing different life experiences. I feel i am a different person after the course and i promise myself to keep working on improving my communication!

By José B

Oct 4, 2020

This course is suberb! The way the content was organized and sequenced is a work of art, scientific art! I will always refer to ths course for the rich content in few well chosen words. This is a must for any team player. One minor problem is that work assessments from week 2 and 4 are a bit demanding and we find a lot of plagiarism when grading colleagues.

By Amitabh S

Jun 21, 2020

Thank Matthew for a wonderful and brilliant course.

It might say group communication skills but I say these are must have skills for any one communicating in any form of work or personal life.

This has been a fantastic learning journey for me and I assure everyone taking this course that they will use these techniques/skills regularly in day to day life.

By Nathaly G

Dec 15, 2020

The content of this course is easy to follow and at the same time the information is very complete and extensive. The videos are short, visual and dynamic. Now, I have many skills and a solid foundation about group dynamics, group communication, problem solving, teamwork, conflict solving, negotiation, and much more. I highly recommend this course.

By Ahmed, A M

Sep 25, 2020

The course was very rich in content. I was able to know the dynamics of communicating effectively in groups which hitherto I took for granted. With this course, I now know the effective way to communicate either in words, signs and body language. The course was practical in all aspects. It is a very rich course which I recommend for all managers.


Oct 8, 2021

The course was indeed very very good and topics covered in all the four modules were adequate. The teaching of Dr. Mathews was excellent. I learnt a lot from the course and hopefully try to use it in my professional as well as personal life. I congratulate course era in providing such quality certification course in very affordable price.


May 3, 2020

Thanks Professor Mathew A Koschmann , PhD for the wonderful classes .

The material is optimised for the topic.

No flaws while communicating through media .

Construction of peer reviews ,forum , comments everything is fantastic.

Interested to complete one more course if time permits .

A big round of applause for the entire team.

Thank you .

By Andrine V

Jun 5, 2020

The professor mode of trasmission made learning online a tremendous experience. I found each module either reinforce previous knowledge or imparted new material. I have learned about traps, use of technology, roles,norms and decision making. This course will not only help in career advancement but in general life. Thanks Professor

By Kavitha S

Apr 29, 2020

I am not just saying for the sake. Sincerely this course is going to help me a lot. The instructor Mr. Mathew Koschmann nailed it in many places. During the course period (era) itself I used some techniques taught by him in my profession. It turned out to be positive. Thank you for the whole team for sociomaterializing the subject.