Upon reflection, my deeply held views on educational issues were challenged during team projects, which was 'painful' at the time until later I appreciated the benefits of cultural diversity in the approach of learning design. Such challenges have yielded positive results in terms of accommodating multiple views which in the end helps to enhance the quality of the learning process and products.
I now value team work not only among the course team members but perhaps most importantly in ensuring that a rather more emergent design is followed to allow for learners to also co-construct their learning activities.
Perhaps the most critical lesson is to learn 'how to learn with others', rather than only from independent learning, while also benefitting from collaborative learning within a personalised learning environment. Therefore I concur with Hodgson et.al. (2005) that much as reaching consensus is valuable through collaborative learning, we should also accommodate differences within our multiple communities.