Students' perceptions of a virtual team assessment item (VTAI): An Australian case study

Birch, Dawn and McDonald, Jacquelin (2005) Students' perceptions of a virtual team assessment item (VTAI): An Australian case study. In: 7th ODLAA Conference, 9-11 Nov 2005, Adelaide, Australia.


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In today's global business environment, business graduates are often required to work
as members of virtual teams. 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 an Australian university. The findings revealed that while the distance
education 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: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Marketing and Tourism
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: VTAI, virtual teams, asynchronous teaching
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing

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