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ERIC Number: EJ978729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
uCollaborator: Framework for STEM Project Collaboration among Geographically-Dispersed Student/Faculty Teams
Fiore, Stephen M.; Rodriguez, Walter E.; Carstens, Deborah S.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v13 n2 p84-92 Apr 2012
This paper presents a framework for facilitating communication among STEM project teams that are geographically dispersed in synchronous or asynchronous online courses. The framework has been developed to: (a) improve how engineering and technology students and faculty work with collocated and geographically-dispersed teams; and (b) to connect the physical and virtual worlds. The research addresses the distributed network for: (1) conducting research in STEM-team collaboration; (2) creating an open team collaboration infrastructure; and (3) evaluating design prototypes for transferring technologies to commercial developers, application service providers, licensees or manufacturers. As a proof-of-concept and framework assessment, teams of students and faculty developed various design prototypes using "paper" modeling, geometric modeling and visual simulation methodologies. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida