Virtual study groups: A challenging centerpiece for "Working adult" management education

Gregory B. Northcraft, Terri L. Griffith, Mark A. Fuller

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Abstract

Groups and teams are critical to modern organizations, and consequently management education has incorporated groups as a centerpiece of both content (the study of group process) and process (the use of study groups and group projects). Unfortunately, working-adult educational programs appear to have yet to take an important final step - acknowledging that study groups often interact virtually and then providing support for virtual study group interaction. We provide both theory and data concerning the use of study groups as virtual teams. We believe that there are important benefits to be gained when study groups make educated decisions about the design and process of their virtual interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning with Virtual Teams
PublisherIGI Global
Pages131-157
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781591407089
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Northcraft, G. B., Griffith, T. L., & Fuller, M. A. (2005). Virtual study groups: A challenging centerpiece for "Working adult" management education. In Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams (pp. 131-157). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-708-9.ch006