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Cortez C.Woywood G.Aravena R. (2009)

Learning to collaborate by collaborating: A Face-to-Face collaborative activity for measuring and learning basics about teamwork

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 25, 126-142,

Tipo de publicación: ISI UC
Departamento: Ciencia de la Computación , Ingeniería Industrial y de Sistemas

Centros: Centro de Estudios de Políticas y Prácticas en Educación , Instituto Milenio de Sistemas Complejos de Ingeniería
Áreas: Educación e Investigación Educativa
Palabras clave: collaboration , experiential learning , face-to-face collaborative learning , teamwork Ver publicación

Abstract

In today's fast-changing business environment, teams have emerged as a requirement for business success. However, in schools and universities, students are usually not taught teamwork skills. In this paper, we introduce learning to collaborate by collaborating, a process that enables collaboration and teamwork skills to be taught and measured through face-to-face collaborative work and class-wide activities supported by wirelessly connected hand-held devices. Following a description of learning to collaborate by collaborating, we present an experimental study whose results demonstrate that participants in the process displayed improved teamwork performance. We conclude that it is possible to effectively teach collaboration skills through the use of immediate feedback provided by a supporting technology.