Virtual Teams in Higher Education

The primary purpose of this book is to enable higher education students to participate in virtual teams with students from other institutions, who potentially operate in different countries, time zones, and/or cultures.

Author: Madelyn Flammia

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681232645

Category: Education

Page: 211

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In recent years, virtual teams have become a feature of most corporate workplaces, yet few academic programs prepare students to work in virtual teams, and few textbooks support the development of key skills for virtual teamwork. The primary purpose of this book is to enable higher education students to participate in virtual teams with students from other institutions, who potentially operate in different countries, time zones, and/or cultures. The book guides students through the process of working in virtual team projects for their classes, and helps them to engage with the learning experiences, and to respond to potential challenges. The book is directed towards students within any of the following disciplines: Business; Information Technology; Communication Studies; and Engineering. One section of the book also guides teachers through the process of organizing virtual team projects, and explores the teacher/teacher collaboration that is an inevitable consequence of organizing interinstitutional student virtual team projects. It provides advice for teachers on how to manage administrative challenges such as conflicting institutional schedules and grading mechanisms. In addition, it discusses research themes and data gathering and analysis techniques for teachers who wish to publish findings about the virtual team process and outcomes. As well as students and teachers, the book is also useful for researchers exploring any of the following themes: Technology use in virtual teams; Communication strategies and international communication in virtual teams; Communities of learning, elearning, and virtual teams; Challenges of virtual teamwork; Planning a virtual team collaboration project; and Gathering and analyzing data about virtual collaboration.
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Virtual Teams in Higher Education

The primary purpose of this book is to enable higher education students to participate in virtual teams with students from other institutions, who potentially operate in different countries, time zones, and/or cultures.

Author: Madelyn Flammia

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 1681232634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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In recent years, virtual teams have become a feature of most corporate workplaces, yet few academic programs prepare students to work in virtual teams, and few textbooks support the development of key skills for virtual teamwork. The primary purpose of this book is to enable higher education students to participate in virtual teams with students from other institutions, who potentially operate in different countries, time zones, and/or cultures. The book guides students through the process of working in virtual team projects for their classes, and helps them to engage with the learning experiences, and to respond to potential challenges. The book is directed towards students within any of the following disciplines: Business; Information Technology; Com-munication Studies; and Engineering. One section of the book also guides teachers through the process of organizing virtual team projects, and explores the teacher/teacher collaboration that is an inevitable consequence of organizing inter-institutional student virtual team projects. It provides advice for teachers on how to manage administrative challenges such as conflicting institutional sched-ules and grading mechanisms. In addition, it discusses research themes and data gathering and analysis techniques for teachers who wish to publish findings about the virtual team process and outcomes. As well as students and teachers, the book is also useful for researchers exploring any of the following themes: Technology use in virtual teams; Communication strategies and international communication in virtual teams; Communities of learning, e-learning, and virtual teams; Challenges of virtual teamwork; Planning a virtual team collaboration project; and Gathering and analyzing data about virtual collaboration.
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Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams

By their very nature, virtual teams are reliant on technological tools. In the 21st
century a wide range of technologies exist to facilitate the functioning of virtual
teams. Not only can virtual teams in higher education routinely access course ...

Author: Ferris, Sharmila Pixy

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591407102

Category: Education

Page: 303

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"This book investigates issues around teams in the virtual and hybrid classroom, offering a view of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams in teaching and learning"--Provided by publisher.
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Virtual Teamwork

"This book, by Robert Ubell and his excellent team of collaborators, adds an important dimension to effective teaching and learning in online environments.

Author: Robert Ubell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118024060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

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"This book, by Robert Ubell and his excellent team of collaborators, adds an important dimension to effective teaching and learning in online environments. It addresses how interaction and collaboration online can be effectively harnessed in virtual teams. It is an important contribution to the larger field of Internet-based education." —Frank Mayadas, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation How to create and manage highly successful teams online With the advent of the global economy and high-speed Internet, online collaboration is fast becoming the norm in education and industry. This book takes online collaboration to the next level, showing how you can bolster online learning and business performance with the innovative use of virtual teams. Written by a team of experts headed by online learning pioneer Robert Ubell, Virtual Teamwork covers best practices for online instruction and team learning, reveals proven techniques for managing enterprise and global virtual teams, and helps you choose the best communication tools for the job. Educators, project managers, and anyone involved in teaching online courses or creating online programs will find a wealth of tips and techniques for building and managing successful virtual teams, including guidance for: Integrating team instruction in the virtual classroom Using best techniques for team interaction across borders and time zones Structuring cost-effective, competitive projects that work Leveraging leadership, mentoring, and conflict management in virtual teams Conducting testing, grading, and peer- and self-assessment online Managing corporate, global, and engineering virtual teams Choosing the right technologies for effective collaboration
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The Futurist

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ISBN: UOM:39015068861874

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The Successes Challenges and Ethics of a Virtual Project Team Implementing Learning Analytics in a California Community College Setting

Learning analytics has emerged from a confluence of factors including expanding volumes of student data generated from learning management systems and student information systems, advanced technologies for retrieving and analyzing that data ...

Author: Logan Murray-Boehler

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ISBN: OCLC:1149014124

Category: Community college students

Page: 224

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Learning analytics has emerged from a confluence of factors including expanding volumes of student data generated from learning management systems and student information systems, advanced technologies for retrieving and analyzing that data, and a desire of higher education institutions to understand more about student behavior, teaching and learning, program efficacy, and institutional effectiveness. The proliferation of student data has also created corresponding concerns about student privacy and information ethics. Meanwhile, as computer-mediated communications technologies have continuously improved, organizations increasingly use geographically disperse virtual teams for work projects. Using a thorough literature review, one-on-one interviews, a 13-item survey instrument, and document review, this study explored how members of a virtual team working in a California community college setting designed and implemented a learning analytics project while navigating student privacy concerns and the effects of working virtually. Qualitative interview data were coded and found to thematically align with the study's conceptual framework. Descriptive statistics from the survey findings are also presented. Results and interpretations from the findings illustrated how learning analytics initiatives could be made more effective and sustainable, how the design of learning analytics can potentially lead to ethical issues, and the overall positive effects of working virtually. Possibilities for future research and practical recommendations for California community colleges and other higher education leaders are offered at the conclusion of the study.
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Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace

This book will greatly benefit e-learning and instructional designers, university senior managers, university staff responsible for mobility and exchange, researchers, professionals responsible for organizational development and further ...

Author: Swartz, Stephanie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799873334

Category: Education

Page: 409

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Although institutions of higher education have recognized the need for preparing their graduates for a digitalized, global workplace, these efforts have been sporadic, individualized, and varied from discipline to discipline. Nevertheless, over the past 10 years, trends such as “double classrooms,” “inverted classrooms,” and “collaborative online international learning” (COIL) have gained traction at universities across the globe. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, efforts to engage students in the use of digital tools and virtual collaborative teamwork increased tenfold. Creative and innovative virtual learning environments (VLEs) have emerged, and instructors have used them to connect with their students much more frequently. The holistic nature of virtual learning, its impact on employability, and the development of global citizenry have become prime areas of research amongst the digital education landscape. Now more than ever, it is essential to look at virtual learning environments and how they can be used to prepare students and employees for the opportunities and challenges of a global, digital workplace. Developments in Virtual Learning Environments and the Global Workplace provides readers with a rationale and tool kit for facilitating virtual learning in a wide variety of contexts in response to the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital global workplace. This book covers virtual learning practices, the value of virtual learning for professionals and employers, and the best practices in online learning in different settings. Additionally, the chapters dive into the future perspectives and trends within virtual learning environments and the creation/evaluation of virtual learning strategies. These insights range from diverse countries, education levels, industry sectors, and academic disciplines, making this book a comprehensive research tool. This book will greatly benefit e-learning and instructional designers, university senior managers, university staff responsible for mobility and exchange, researchers, professionals responsible for organizational development and further education, human resource directors, global company executives, managers, practitioners, stakeholders, academicians, and students looking for information on how virtual learning environments are preparing students for the global workplace.
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Working at a Distance

In Working at a Distance, Cassandra Smith provides a detailed, comprehensible virtual team business model for managers, professionals, teachers or students involved globally with such initiatives.

Author: Cassandra Smith **NFA**

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134782901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Organizations are implementing virtual teams using web technologies as a cost-effective measure for training and project development. In Working at a Distance, Cassandra Smith provides a detailed, comprehensible virtual team business model for managers, professionals, teachers or students involved globally with such initiatives. The author argues that guidance for members of such teams is generally lacking. They are left to figure out their places on the team and face a host of other issues, the impact of which can be ameliorated with a virtual team business model that anyone working at a distance can follow. Cassandra Smith has taught courses online and facilitated virtual teams. The model she has created based on that experience maximizes the benefit to be gained from individual members’ skills, personality styles, and the strengths of each active participant. It will enable teams to set up viable working plans and work cohesively at a distance. The model also provides for conflict management in virtual environments. Built on research and practical experience, the empirical data and subject experts’ views captured by the author and the model offered here will help all stakeholders of businesses or educational institutions where managers, employees and clients; or teachers and students are working at a distance to achieve desired outcomes.
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The Virtual Workplace

When system crashes disrupt connections and mangle data because
applications do not interface correctly , team member efficiency drops and
frustrations flare . Implications for Higher Education Several important factors can
influence virtual ...

Author: Magid Igbaria

Publisher: Igi Global

ISBN: UOM:39076001957443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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The current merging of computer and communication technologies is facilitating the trend toward the virtual workplace. As the growth in the virtual workplace accelerates, organizations face new challenges to cope with their new organizational structure. The Virtual Workplace explores the forces that are driving this phenomenon and the consequential issues and problems that will influence the globalization of the virtual workplace by offering a wide and rich array of factors such as social issues, legal concerns and performance compensations.
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Working at a Distance

In Working at a Distance, Cassandra Smith provides a detailed, comprehensible virtual team business model for managers, professionals, teachers or students involved globally with such initiatives.

Author: Ms Cassandra J Smith

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472425232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Organizations are implementing virtual teams using web technologies as a cost-effective measure for training and project development. In Working at a Distance, Cassandra Smith provides a detailed, comprehensible virtual team business model for managers, professionals, teachers or students involved globally with such initiatives.
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Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education

Providing an analysis of the relationship between Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education, this book considers the perspectives of both students and employers to illustrate how to reach positive employment outcomes for ...

Author: Robert Coelen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351254861

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Providing an analysis of the relationship between Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education, this book considers the perspectives of both students and employers to illustrate how to reach positive employment outcomes for all stakeholders. Through a wide range of international case studies, this book delivers some key messages, including: The articulation of the link between internationalization and employability; The need for higher education institutions to communicate the benefits of an internationalized higher education beyond the academy; The need to ensure equity of graduate outcomes through enhanced internationalization at home; The impact of immigration policy on national benefits of internationalization of higher education; International study as a route to employability for migration purposes and building knowledge-based economies. Considering the skills developed by students through mobility experiences, while exploring the need for enhanced internationalization of the curriculum at home, Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education will be a key resource for any higher education policy makers or university staff associated with careers, employment, and integrated learning. It contains important messages for employers and recruiters.
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New directions for institutional research

Kristof , A . L . , Brown , K . G . , Sims , H . P . Jr . , and Smith , K . A . “ The Virtual
Team : A Case Study and Inductive Model . ... Neumann , A . “ The Thinking Team
: Toward a Cognitive Model of Administrative Teamwork in Higher Education .

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Britain in 2010

58 Universities face new demands required by tomorrow's virtual organisations .
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new demands 59 working in " virtual teams Universities face new demands.

Author: Richard Scase

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: NWU:35556030066583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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Britain in 2010: The New Business Landscape focuses on the continuities and discontinuities in the changing social structure of Britain. This text is a landmark vision of the county's future at a time of unprecedented opportunity. It asserts that by 2010 traditional family forms will no longer be the foundation of society; 1001 lifestyle tribes will replace age and income gorups; self-centred, self-indulgent and hedonistic citizens will be freed from traditional obligations, making them restless consumers.
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Accreditation Matters Achieving Academic Recognition and Renewal

Alstete earned a doctorate in higher education administration from Seton Hall
University and holds an MBA in financial ... faculty development , distance
learning , virtual teams , knowledge management , and organizational
improvement .

Author: Jeffrey W. Alstete

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015061770841

Category: Education

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Considers whether modern accreditation is meeting the needs of students and staff in universities and discusses how this system can be done more effectively. Includes real-world examples and case studies.
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Intercultural Encounters in Education

This volume highlights the potential of different types of (inter)cultural encounters for intercultural learning and developing critical (cultural) awareness in education.

Author: Ulla Kriebernegg

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643905147

Category: Education

Page: 192

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What kind of cultural encounters enhance cultural awareness and intercultural competence in educational contexts? This volume highlights the potential of different types of (inter)cultural encounters for intercultural learning and developing critical (cultural) awareness in education. The book's articles explore the potential of critical reading of classical and other culturally relevant texts, as well as physical or virtual encounters with people from other cultures as part of course activities for the development of intercultural competence. (Series: Intercultural Education / Interkulturelle Padagogik - Vol. 13) [Subject: Education, Cultural Studies]
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Library Information Science Abstracts

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L102457 Sociocultural learning theories and information literacy ... Collaborative
learning in virtual teams based on the example of Java programming . ; LI02789 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079680453

Category: Information science

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Choice

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Creation Steven P. MacGregor, University of Girona, Spain and Teresa Torres-
Coronas, ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018044039

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