ERIC Number: EJ846820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 103
Culture and the Processes of Virtual Teaming for Training
Ahanchian, M. R.; McCormick, J.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v25 n4 p386-396 Aug 2009
Virtual teamwork is a growing mode of operation within organizations through the increasing sophistication and accessibility of computer-mediated communication. The purpose of this paper was to develop a new conceptual framework and propositions to assist understanding of a new training phenomenon. The approach used was the integration of related, but distinct, literatures and development of arguments for the important role of cultural factors in virtual training teaming. We argue that delivery of training through teamwork in virtual spaces is potentially effective, and individualist and collectivist orientations of team members are likely to be critical for the effectiveness, or otherwise, of such programs.
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Virtual Classrooms, Cultural Influences, Teamwork, Training Methods, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Organizational Development, Student Characteristics, Cooperative Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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