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ERIC Number: ED549453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2672-7953-8
Impact of Instructional Design on Virtual Teamwork
Rawlings, Melody
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Northern Kentucky University
The purpose of this participatory action research study was to answer the following research question: How does online instructional design impact students' virtual teamwork performance? Through the lens of social constructivism, a qualitative, in-depth multi-case study design was utilized to conduct document analyses, observations, and student interviews in two online Organizational Leadership courses taught by two different instructors at a regional Midwestern university. The target of this in-depth multi-case study was a virtual team of five students from each of two online classes. The study found that students' virtual team experiences are impacted by many factors including perceptions of virtual teamwork; students' technical skills; team communications; team leadership; and the instructor's role in virtual team projects. Instructors should consider the implications for their course designs, and how each decision they make in structuring a course will impact their students' virtual team performance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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