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A Training Simulation for Virtual Teams

, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


There has been considerable growth in the use of Virtual Teams in the past decade, and further growth is broadly assumed as this practice is driven by Globalization. Researchers investigating Virtual Teams describe problems these teams encounter, assert that training for virtual team assignments is necessary, and offer suggestions on the issues that such training should address. The 'Virtual Team Challenge' training simulation is being used in our graduate Project Management course. Participants face problems as they manage a simulated project and virtual team members. Participants receive advice and are guided to adopt best practice as defined by our literature review and the lessons learned offered by the client. Playing time is two to three hours. This presentation includes a literature review, an overview of the simulation (including screen shots), and reports on initial use results.


Schumacher, T.s. (2007). A Training Simulation for Virtual Teams. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 374-378). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 21, 2020 from .



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