Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

ASCILITE

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science/Centre for Transformational Games

RAS ID

18731

Comments

This article was originally published as: Gulatee, Y. , & Masek, M. (2014). Giving students an informed choice when selecting teams for group work. Proceedings of Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. (pp. 751-755). Dunedin, New Zealand. ASCILITE. Original article available here

Abstract

Most large scale software projects require team work. However, it is a common problem that, when forming teams in a university setting, students know little about each other, resulting in dysfunctional teams. To help alleviate this, we ran three small preliminary assignments before students formed a team for the last major project. The idea was to encourage students to work with a variety of group members before they could choose their final team. The results showed that half of the final groups had a makeup that changed from their first initial group

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