ASIS Midyear '98 Proceedings
Collaboration Across Boundaries:
Theories, Strategies, and Technology
Educational Collaboration across
These papers discuss the educational implications of distance education carried out across international borders. In both cases, student project teams were made up of students physically located in multiple countries. The papers will report on the cultural differences and communication challenges that became evident in their interactions.
Technology and virtual teams: using globally distributed groups in MBA learning
Lori Rockett, Josep Valor, and Paddy Miller, University of Navarra (Spain);
Peter Naude, Manchester Business School (UK) (contributed paper)
The experience of a globally distributed organization was simulated across three MBA programs. The students, located in three countries, worked collaboratively in teams to create a common project, using technology as a means of communication. Observations were made of local team interaction, as well as the intergroup exchange in a merged global team.
Sharing Cultural Differences to Support Collaborative Learning
Evelyn M. Poole-Kober, Atmospheric Sciences Modeling Division Library, EPA
In today's world of instant communication and global economic society, there is a need to examine and understand how cultural differences and behaviors influence collaboration and collaborative learning among institutions and individuals. The concept of examining, understanding, and sharing cultural differences to support collaboration and collaborative learning will be discussed.
Moderator: Charles Davis, Indiana University
Panel presented at the 1998 midyear meeting of the Association for Information Science, May 17-20, 1998, Orlando, Florida.
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