ERIC Number: ED474096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Developing a Robust System for Effective Teamwork on Lengthy, Complex Tasks: An Empirical Exploration of Interventions To Increase Team Effectiveness.
Stephens, Charlotte S.; Myers, Martha E.
Management of student teams in information systems (IS) courses so that students learn how to participate in teams effectively is an important task for IS professors. However, most research on this topic applies what is learned from student teams to teams in the work world, not to the academic environment. Three professors at two universities in six classes apply interventions to improve student team process in two courses: Database Management Systems, and Systems Analysis and Design. Two control groups were used. Results indicate that these interventions make a significant difference, although caution must be used in interpreting the results of this exploration. Includes three tables: meta-analysis of prior research interventions for improving effectiveness of student teams; class descriptions; and interventions employed in each class. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Information Systems, Instructional Improvement, Intervention, Learning Strategies, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education & Research (ICIER)(16th, New Orleans, LA, December 14-16, 2001); see IR 058 630.