An innovative use of the web to build graduate team skills

Murray, M. H. and Lonne, B. (2006) An innovative use of the web to build graduate team skills. Teaching In Higher Education, 11 1: 63-77.


Author Murray, M. H.
Lonne, B.
Title An innovative use of the web to build graduate team skills
Journal name Teaching In Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-2517
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13562510500400149
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 77
Total pages 15
Place of publication London
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
330107 Educational Technology and Media
740300 Higher Education
Abstract Successful graduates in today's competitive business environments must possess sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in team situations within, and across, disciplines. However, developing these skills within the higher education curriculum is fraught with organisational and pedagogical difficulties, with many teachers not having the skills, time or resources to facilitate productive group processes. Furthermore, many students find their teamwork experiences frustrating, demanding, conflict-ridden and unproductive. This paper brings together the perspectives and experiences of an engineer and a social scientist in a cross-disciplinary examination of the characteristics of effective teamwork skills and processes. A focus is the development and operation of 'TeamWorker', an innovative online system that helps students and staff manage their team activities and assessment. TeamWorker was created to enhance team teaching and learning processes and outcomes including team creation, administration, development and evaluation. Importantly, TeamWorker can facilitate the early identification of problematic group dynamics, thereby enabling early intervention.
Keyword Education & Educational Research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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