Collaborative learning in software development teams

Matthew L Hale, Rose Gamble, Kimberly Wilson, Anupama Narayan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Recently Web 2.0 has emerged as a framework to study collaborative learning. Assessing learning in team projects is one mechanism used to improve teaching methodologies and tool support. Web 2.0 technologies enable automated assessment capabilities, leading to both rapid and incremental feedback. Such feedback can catch problems in time for pedagogic adjustment, to better guide students toward reaching learning objectives. Our courseware, SEREBRO, couples a social, tagging enabled, idea network with a range of modular toolkits, such as wikis, feeds and project management tools into a Web 2.0 environment for collaborating teams. In this paper, we first refine a set of published learning indicators into communication patterns that are facilitated in SEREBRO. We apply these indicators to student software development team discussions regarding their collaborative activities. We show how the refined patterns, captured by SEREBRO's Web 2.0 modules, are catalysts to the learning process involved in software development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Pages881-889
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2011Aug 8 2011

Publication series

Name17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period8/4/118/8/11

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Catalysts
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pedagogics
learning process
student
methodology

Keywords

  • Collaborative learning indicators
  • Software development teams
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Hale, M. L., Gamble, R., Wilson, K., & Narayan, A. (2011). Collaborative learning in software development teams. In 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 (pp. 881-889). (17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011; Vol. 2).

Collaborative learning in software development teams. / Hale, Matthew L; Gamble, Rose; Wilson, Kimberly; Narayan, Anupama.

17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011. 2011. p. 881-889 (17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011; Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hale, ML, Gamble, R, Wilson, K & Narayan, A 2011, Collaborative learning in software development teams. in 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011. 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011, vol. 2, pp. 881-889, 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011, Detroit, MI, United States, 8/4/11.
Hale ML, Gamble R, Wilson K, Narayan A. Collaborative learning in software development teams. In 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011. 2011. p. 881-889. (17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011).
Hale, Matthew L ; Gamble, Rose ; Wilson, Kimberly ; Narayan, Anupama. / Collaborative learning in software development teams. 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011. 2011. pp. 881-889 (17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011).
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