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Title: Perfecting scientists’ collaboration and problem-solving skills in the virtual team environment

item JABRO, ANN - Robert Morris University
item Jabro, Jalal "jay"

Submitted to: Geophysical Research Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/12/2012
Publication Date: 4/12/2012
Citation: Jabro, A.D., Jabro, J.D. 2012. Perfecting scientists’ collaboration and problem-solving skills in the virtual team environment. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 14, EGU2012-1035-1.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Perfecting Scientists’ Collaboration and Problem-Solving Skills in the Virtual Team Environment Numerous factors have contributed to the proliferation of conducting work in virtual teams at the domestic, national, and global levels: innovations in technology, critical developments in software, co-located research partners and diverse funding sources, dynamic economic and political environments, and a changing workforce. Today’s scientists must be prepared to not only perform work in the virtual team environment, but to work effectively and efficiently despite physical and cultural barriers. Research supports that students who have been exposed to virtual team experiences are desirable in the professional and academic arenas. Research supports establishing and maintaining established protocols for communication behavior prior to task discussion provides for successful team outcomes. Research conducted on graduate and undergraduate virtual teams’behaviors led to the development of successful pedagogic practices and assessment strategies.