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Facilitating Team Processes in Virtual Team Projects Through a Web-Based Collaboration Tool and Instructional Scaffolds

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

Virtual Instruction and Collaboration

Tagged Division

Computers in Education

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26.754.1 - 26.754.10



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Pilar Pazos Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16

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Pilar Pazos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA. Her main areas of research interest are collaborative work-structures, virtual teams and team decision-making and performance.

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Nina Magpili

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Facilitating Team Processes in Virtual Team Projects Through Cloud- Based Technologies and Instructional Scaffolds__________________________________________________________________________________________AbstractBecause of the global nature of the workforce, teams are becoming increasingly distributed andvirtual; with team members using information and communication technologies (ICT) tocollaborate from remote locations. Most engineering courses do not facilitate the development ofteamwork and project management skills and put little emphasis on key processes such as teambuilding, clarifying goals and expectations, using communication and collaboration technologiesand communicating with diverse project stakeholders (internal and external customers).Instructional and procedural scaffolds embedded with information and communicationtechnologies have great potential as suitable mediums for enhancing these processes through thedevelopment of skills, such as teamwork, project management and leadership. This paperdescribes a set of activities and tools used to facilitate team processes through the theoretical lensof the team effectiveness literature from industrial and organizational psychology.

Pazos, P., & Magpili, N. (2015, June), Facilitating Team Processes in Virtual Team Projects Through a Web-Based Collaboration Tool and Instructional Scaffolds Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24091

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