Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AACE

Editor(s)

T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

13297

Comments

This article was originally published as: Masek, M. , Jung, J. H., & Clarkson, B. D. (2011). Managing Multidisciplinary Student Design Teams. Paper presented at the EdMedia, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Lisbon, Portugal. Original article available here

Abstract

The management of multidisciplinary student teams is a challenge. In this paper we describe our experience in running a shared assessment across several units. Four multidisciplinary teams were formed, and success was mixed, with one team splitting into two along discipline lines and all experiencing communication issues. The main management challenges that arose were based around difficulty in communication and the understanding of the other disciplines requirements. We outline the process we used to construct the shared assessment, and provide some insight in how the student groups dealt with issues that arose.

 
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