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ERIC Number: EJ877590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Building Team Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom
Napier, Wallace; Hasler-Waters, Lisa
Educational Perspectives, v35 n2 p13-20 Spr 2003
In this article, the authors describe a study of a web-based, teambuilding instructional module that included activities designed to improve collaboration skills among team members conducting online projects. This module was formatively evaluated using 24 graduate students who were enrolled in an online course that assigned two online team projects during the Fall 2000 semester. Both quantitative and qualitative data indicated that students were satisfied with the teambuilding instruction and their virtual team experiences, gained online collaboration skills and indicated they would apply these skills to future online collaborative projects. These findings imply that educators who teach online courses and assign online team projects should consider integrating online teambuilding instruction into their coursework and study the value of this instructional approach for their students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A