Development of virtual teams and learning communities
2006 (English)In: Collaborating virtually: concepts and applications, Punjagutta, India: ICFAI University Press , 2006, 121-131 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Students of an Internet based course in project management worked during a 20 week period worked in teams of 4-6 persons. The course consisted of Swedish students living in Sweden or abroad, which made it impossible for many of the teams to have any face-to-face interaction. During the course, the teams were assigned a series of discussion questions and cases. The study, based on a survey of 287 students who participated in the course, examined their experience of teamwork and showed that many of the classical team development issues also evolve in a virtual team. Furthermore, the study showed that students considered their teamwork was efficient and that being able to communicate, discuss and share experiences was essential for developing a positive learning community.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Punjagutta, India: ICFAI University Press , 2006. 121-131 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-13233ISBN: 81-314-0308-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-13233DiVA: diva2:152904