Attitudes of distance education students towards compulsory virtual teamwork in an undergraduate business course

Birch, Dawn and McDonald, Jacquelin (2007) Attitudes of distance education students towards compulsory virtual teamwork in an undergraduate business course. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, 1 (1). pp. 14-23. ISSN 1835-9132

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[Abstract]; Today’s global business environment, requires business graduates to have the skills to work as members of virtual teams. Online interaction and team-based online assessment in business education courses allows students with to experience virtual teamwork. This paper presents the findings of an electronic survey of distance education students’ perceptions concerning a virtual team assessment item (VTAI) using asynchronous discussion. The VTAI was set for an undergraduate marketing course at the University of Southern Queensland. The findings revealed that while the students did not necessarily enjoy the VTAI and found the assessment task to be both frustrating and time-consuming, they agreed that the task was beneficial to their learning and should be included in future course offerings.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Publisher: Australian Business Education Research Association
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (blanket permssion granted by Editor 23/6/2009).
Depositing User: Dr Dawn Birch
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Marketing and Tourism
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2008 23:58
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual teamwork, team assessment
Fields of Research (FoR): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy

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