ERIC Number: EJ831527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Reference Count: 40
Learning to Collaborate by Collaborating: A Face-to-Face Collaborative Activity for Measuring and Learning Basics about Teamwork
Cortez, C.; Nussbaum, M.; Woywood, G.; Aravena, R.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v25 n2 p126-142 Apr 2009
In today's fast-changing business environment, teams have emerged as a requirement for business success. However, in schools and universities, students are usually not taught teamwork skills. In this paper, we introduce learning to collaborate by collaborating, a process that enables collaboration and teamwork skills to be taught and measured through face-to-face collaborative work and class-wide activities supported by wirelessly connected hand-held devices. Following a description of learning to collaborate by collaborating, we present an experimental study whose results demonstrate that participants in the process displayed improved teamwork performance. We conclude that it is possible to effectively teach collaboration skills through the use of immediate feedback provided by a supporting technology.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teamwork, Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Based Instruction, Technology Integration, Skill Development
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