In 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.
Conrad, M., French, T., Maple, C. and Zhang, S. (2006), "Preparing computing students for culturally diverse e‐mediated IT projects", Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 185-195. https://doi.org/10.1108/17415650680000063Download as .RIS
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