Building Virtual Teams with Social Media Technologies
Haihong Hu, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Presently, more and more virtual teams are being used in higher education and business because of the development of technologies and globalization. They have become an essential approach for team learning as well as task completion. Team learning, especially in an online format, can be challenging due to lack of effective training, communication and assessment measures. This session can be useful to distance learning instructional designers or instructors. It will introduce strategies, including adding a module on team process, using a Google Map and Google Sites for communication, and evaluating learning products plus the processes, which assist cultivating virtual teams in online courses.
Hu, H. (2012). Building Virtual Teams with Social Media Technologies. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 422-427). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).