Preparing computing students for culturally diverse e-mediated IT projects
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AbstractIn this paper we present an account of an undergraduate team-based assignment designed to facilitate, exhibit and record team-working skills in an e-mediated environment. By linking the student feedback received to Hofstede’s classic model of cultural dimensions we aim to show the assignment’s suitability in revealing the student’s multi-cultural context. In addition to anecdotal evidence we also present a quantitative analysis that shows that the desired learning outcomes have been met. In a further discussion we show how the qualitative data collected can be used to quantitatively determine a cultural fingerprint of the groups that is useful to predict the team’s suitability for a given task in a real-world project.
CitationConrad, M., French, T., Maple, C. and Zhang, S. (2006) 'Preparing computing students for culturally diverse e-mediated IT projects', 3 (3):pp. 185-195 Interactive Technology and Smart Education