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ERIC Number: EJ904963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1741-5659
Preparing Computing Students for Culturally Diverse E-Mediated IT Projects
Conrad, Marc; French, Tim; Maple, Carsten; Zhang, Sijing
Interactive Technology and Smart Education, v3 n3 p185-195 2006
In this paper we present an account of an undergraduate team-based assignment designed to facilitate, exhibit and record team-working skills in an e-mediated environment. By linking the student feedback received to Hofstede's classic model of cultural dimensions we aim to show the assignment's suitability in revealing the student's multi-cultural context. In addition to anecdotal evidence we also present a quantitative analysis that shows that the desired learning outcomes have been met. In a further discussion we show how the qualitative data collected can be used to quantitatively determine a cultural fingerprint of the groups that is useful to predict the team's suitability for a given task in a real-world project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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