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A Hypermedia Approach To Improve Teamwork

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.19.1 - 1.19.14



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Subbarao Ivaturi

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Joel Greenstein

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Session 3230

A Hypermedia Approach to Improve Teamwork in Engineering Design Education

Subbarao Ivaturi, Joel Greenstein Clemson University

The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using hypermedia systems to improve teamwork skills among students of engineering design. An experiment was conducted to study the effect of the method of instruction on teamwork in engineering design. Method of instruction was studied at three levels: hypermedia-based instruction, paper-based instruction, and no instruction. Data was collected on each group’s performance on the problem solving task, learning, speed of performance completing the instructional presentation and the problem solving task, satisfaction with the practice of team skills and subjective satisfaction relating to the ease-of-use of the tool and overall effectiveness of the instructional presentation. The results indicated that the hypermedia approach to team skills instruction for engineering design was at least as effective as the paper-based instruction in terms of knowledge and skills acquisition. It was more efficient in terms of the time taken to complete and the time to apply the instruction to a problem solving task. Individuals exposed to the hypermedia approach were more satisfied than those exposed to the paper-based instruction with their team’s practice of decision making skills. Finally, individuals perceived the hypermedia approach to be easier to use, more effective, and more satisfying than paper-based instruction.

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Ivaturi, S., & Greenstein, J. (1996, June), A Hypermedia Approach To Improve Teamwork Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. 10.18260/1-2--6092

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