Measuring Student Attitudes Toward Virtual Collaborative Teams

ID: 27624 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Jerome Eric Luczaj, Miami University, United States

Thursday, October 29 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Orca

Presider: Dalia Kriksciuniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania

Abstract: This paper describes a study exploring student attitudes toward virtual collaborative teams, the related technology, and teamwork. Students were given the opportunity to work within an ungraded collaborative team, communicating only virtually, using technological tools new to many of them, and complete tasks that required that they work together. The findings indicate that when students could practice with the technological tools prior to when they were needed in a team setting, the students were more concerned about working within a team and the lack of control they felt they have within a team setting than with the technology they used.


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