San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.28.1 - 25.28.14
AbstractA number of credible voices within the engineering community have expressed the needfor engineering graduates to develop global competence. Many colleges of engineeringhave addressed this need by developing various technical study abroad programs.Typically these programs are resource intensive and only reach a fraction of students. Forthe past two years we have been conducting research on the possibility of developingsome attributes of global competence without travel through global virtual (GV) teamswhich rely on internet-based collaboration. In this paper we present some preliminarydata where we compare GV teams to traditional study abroad programs. The data showthat for developing elements of global competence associated with teams, the GV teamexperience can be effective; however, for other elements of global competence, studyabroad programs achieve superior results.
Ball, A. G., & Parkinson, A. R., & Magleby, S. P., & Davies, R., & Jensen, C. G., & Zaugg, H. (2012, June), A Comparative Evaluation of Global Virtual Teams to Traditional Study Abroad Programs in Engineering Education Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--20788
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