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Best Practices for Using Global Virtual Teams

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Faculty and Program Developments, Exchanges, and Best Practices

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

25.258.1 - 25.258.13

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https://peer.asee.org/21016

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Holt Zaugg Brigham Young University

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Holt Zaugg will be completing a doctoral program in the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University in the Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation program in the summer of 2012. His research focuses on communication patterns of engineering students working on global, virtual teams, and test item measurement analysis using item response theory and confirmatory factor analysis.

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Alan R. Parkinson Brigham Young University

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Spencer P. Magleby Brigham Young University

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Spencer Magleby is a professor in mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University and in 2005 was appointed Associate Dean in the College of Engineering and Technology. Before coming to BYU, he worked in the military aircraft industry developing tools for advanced aircraft design and manufacture. He received a B.S. and M.S. from BYU and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He has pursued research in design tools and processes, team formation and management, design education, and commercialization of new mechanism technologies. Magleby teaches design at the graduate and undergraduate level and is interested in educational partnerships with industry. He has been involved with the capstone program at BYU since its inception, has worked with the Business School to establish special graduate programs in product development, and helped to initiate a number of international programs for engineers. He is an active member of ASME and ASEE.

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Greg Jensen Brigham Young University

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Randall Davies Brigham Young University

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Randall Davies is currently an Assistant Professor of instructional psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. His professional experience includes 10 years as a high school technology and mathematics teacher. He also worked for several years teaching computer science, evaluation, assessment, and research related topics at the college level. His research involves program evaluation in educational settings with the general objective of understanding and improving the teaching and learning process. His research has a specific focus of evaluating technology integration, assessment policy, and educational practices.

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Aaron G. Ball Brigham Young University

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Aaron G. Ball is a mechanical engineering M.S. candidate at the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. He is also concurrently an M.B.A. candidate at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. mechanical engineering degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho. Ball has previously worked in the automotive and aerospace industries. His current research is focused on identifying and validating global competencies for engineers and developing and evaluating educational programs designed to enable engineering students to develop global competence. He is a member of ASME.

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Abstract

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.


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