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Enhancing Team Dynamics in an Online Learning Environment

Kuzma, Joanne (2009) Enhancing Team Dynamics in an Online Learning Environment. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (3). pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The corporate world considers the ability of employees to work well within a team environment as a critical factor in success and expects potential employees to gain experience of team work during their university education. Although team projects have been well-incorporated into the traditional curriculum in higher education, the advent of online learning has created challenges in ensuring effective team dynamics. This research presents a case study implementing an online team learning approach designed to create a positive learning environment at St. Petersburg College. In the original online environment, both staff and students encountered a variety of concerns and ineffective team dynamics. These issues were addressed by the course team using a variety of formalized rocedures, best practices and team documents. This led to improved student interactions, better quality of assignments, as well as lecturers spending less time on team management issues.

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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published electronically by the Academic Development and Practice Unit at the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Keywords: online teams, curriculum development, e-Learning, team building, online learning, learning, teaching
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
L Education > LD Individual institutions (United States)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2010 10:42
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2010 05:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/812

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