Group work is often used as a tool to increase collaborative learning. Students are assigned to learn (as a group or independently) and have to come together and share their knowledge with one another. In teams/groups, they will often have to produce deliverables on which they are assessed. Depending on the context, students often have mixed experiences with group work. Without careful planning, it may be infuriating for both the instructor and the students. On the other hand, group work can ultimately prepare students with collaborative skills that are often applicable in the future.