Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591407109
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407102
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 303 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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The growth of e-learning and distance education today creates an increasingly pressing need for research and writing on the pedagogy of e-learning. Teams are, or should be, an integral component of e-learning. Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams develops this concept by investigating many issues around teams in the virtual and hybrid classroom, bringing a variety of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams in teaching and learning together in a single accessible source.

The issues covered by this book include, but are not limited to, theoretical models, pedagogy of e-learning, virtual team design and management, collaborative learning, and strategies for effectiveness in teaching and learning. These issues are considered in virtual or online classes as well as an added pedagogical element in "traditional" classes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams: Table of Contents.
1: From E-Learning to Learning in Virtual Teams.
2: Seven Principles of Good Practice for Virtual International Collaboration.
3: Learning Style Flexibility for Effective Virtual Teams.
4: From WebQuests to Virtual Learning: A Study on Students' Perception of Factors Affecting Design and Development of Online Learning.
5: Team Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approach.
6: Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning in Virtual Teams.
7: Learning in a Geographically Dispersed Context: Building a Community of Learning in Dispersed Space.
8: Virtual Study Groups: A Challenging Centerpiece for "Working Adult" Management Education.
9: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: The Role of the Instructor.
10: A Blueprint for Assessing Learning in Virtual Teams.
11: Teams in Action: International Collaboration.
12: One School/Two Campuses: A Socio-Technical Approach for Building the Distributed Classroom.
13: Students International Collaboration Project (SICP): A Cross-Cultural Project Using Virtual Teams to Learn Communication Styles.
14: Teams and Technology.
15: Computer Mediated Technology as Tools for Social Interaction and Educational Processes: The Implications for Developing Virtual Teams.
16: Virtual Teams in the Traditional Classroom: Lessons on New Communication Technologies and Training.
About the Authors.