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Integrating groupware technology into the learning environment

Shaikh, Abdul and Macaulay, Linda (2001) Integrating groupware technology into the learning environment. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 9 (2). pp. 47-63. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the hard lessons learned from the introduction of groupware technology within a final‐year software engineering module. The module began in 1997 and is now in its fourth year. The paper provides a detailed account of our successes and failures in each year, and describes what the authors now feel is a successful model for integrating groupware into the learning environment. The paper is important because it provides a longitudinal study of the use of groupware within a learning environment and an insight into the key success factors associated with the use of groupware. Success factors relate not only to the technology but also to social factors such as group facilitation and social protocols, to factors associated with monitoring and assessment, and to factors related to the skills development associated with being a member of a global team.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:38
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:13
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/352

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