>The final project is about process – actually using collaborative technology in a scenario that represents the real world (society).
You can read about this and do any number of individual projects, but you won’t have first hand experience (good or bad) with the essential theme of the course if you don’t participate.
All the projects this semester went reasonably well. Not all go as smoothly, but the experience is important regardless. Once the final projects are completed and you do the peer reviews, I hope that you will see the value of the project process and its applicability beyond the scope of this course.