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Developing Online Team Skills

Oldfield, Stanley and Morse, David (2006). Developing Online Team Skills. In: 3rd E-learning Conference - Computer Science Education, 7-8 September 2006, Coimbra, Portugal.

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This paper discusses the development and delivery of a new course at the UK Open University (OU). The course makes a virtue of the fact that OU students study in a predominantly distance learning environment, by providing a structure within which team working activities are carried out with no face-to-face contact whatsoever. Issues that were considered in designing this course and decisions about tutoring and assessing the students' team working experience are discussed. Preliminary results from the first delivery of the course, including analysis of archived team conferences, are presented. Directions for future development and enhancement are indicated.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: Distance learning; team working; virtual teams; asynchronicity; process versus product; reflection; online tutoring
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 9315
Depositing User: David Morse
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 05:18
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