San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Best Practices for Using Global Virtual Teams Many internationally based business and engineering enterprises are using global virtual (GV) teams to connect and collaborate with international partners. To better prepare students to be successful leaders in this type of international interaction, universities are beginning to add GV teams to their repertoire of learning experiences to develop international outcomes. However, using a GV model for international collaboration and interaction presents a number of issues and concerns that need to be resolved prior to implementing GV student teams. Using experience gained through GV team projects in an advanced design course and capstone projects, this paper discusses key lessons learned to efficiently achieve successful results. The paper will focus on actions a university engineering program can take to facilitate GV team collaborations with partner universities.
Zaugg, H., & Parkinson, A. R., & Magleby, S. P., & Jensen, G., & Davies, R., & Ball, A. G. (2012, June), Best Practices for Using Global Virtual Teams Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21016
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