Preparing computing students for culturally diverse e‐mediated IT projects

Marc Conrad, Tim French, Carsten Maple, Sijing Zhang
2006 Interactive Technology and Smart Education  
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
more » ... n 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.
doi:10.1108/17415650680000063 fatcat:5dibb7o5wnbstkxmfcqft4xz3m