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A Framework for Incorporating Virtual Teams into Projects in Engineering CoursesAs the digital age advances, it is perhaps not surprising that the growth rate for studentscorresponding electronically is increasing greatly. This includes students who are working onprojects in their classes. However, team dynamics is always a significant issue for students whenworking on teams and continues to be an even bigger source of concern for them once theygraduate and go out into the work force.In this paper, the authors layout a framework for incorporating projects into engineering courseswhere students are required to work on projects virtually (with student project members locatedat two universities) and hence be better prepared for ‘real world work scenarios,’ when theygraduate and go into industry. This course curriculum design and research will include mappingengineering management courses between two engineering departments at two universitiesacross the country and creating distributed project teams, by virtue of which the students wouldbe compelled to work both traditionally (intra-university) and virtually (inter-university) andlearn about managing partially distributed teams. Pedagogically, the researchers/professors willalso be compiling information and lessons learned in coordination of this inter-universityeducational endeavor.
Gandhi, S. J., & Farris, J. A., & Beruvides, M. G., & Sarfaraz, A. R. (2015, June), The Development Process Towards Achieving a Framework for Incorporating Virtual Teams into Projects in Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24854
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