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Thursday, 1 December 2016

The “virtual team player” A review and initial model of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics for virtual collaboration



Impact Factor:2.069 | Ranking:Psychology, Applied 20 out of 79 | Management 61 out of 192
Source:2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports with Source: 2015 Web of Science Data




The “virtual team player”

A review and initial model of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics for virtual collaboration

  1. Julian Schulze
  2. Stefan Krumm
  1. Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  1. Julian Schulze, Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin,
    Germany. Email: julian.schulze@fu-berlin.de

Abstract

In spite of the increasing demand for
virtual cooperation, still relatively little is known about the
knowledge, skills, abilities,
and other characteristics (KSAOs) individuals need
for virtual teamwork. Thus, the current paper aims at synthesizing the
existing literature into a comprehensive model of
virtual teamwork KSAOs. To this end, we review (a) existing frameworks
of
KSAO requirements for virtual teamwork, (b)
challenges posed by different facets of virtuality, and (c) KSAOs
particularly
relevant for meeting the identified challenges. The
results of this review are integrated into a holistic model of virtual
teamwork KSAOs with distal characteristics
(personality, experience) and more proximal qualities (knowledge,
skills, and motivation).
Research gaps as well as avenues for future
research will be outlined and applications for virtual team staffing and
training
will be discussed.


The “virtual team player”

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Impactstory: Nader Ale Ebrahim

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Nader Ale Ebrahim








University of Malaya

Visiting Research Fellow




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like CC-BY, making them available for a wide range of reuse (not just
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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Collaborative strategies for distributed teams: Innovation through interlaced collaborative writing - IEEE Xplore Document

 Source: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7740489/

Collaborative strategies for distributed teams: Innovation through interlaced collaborative writing













Abstract:
This
paper discusses a case history of a successful, highly-productive team
that collaborates on a regular basis, solely through virtual means. In
the article, we will discuss the importance of psychological safety as a
key foundation in collaborative work and the affordances that result
from building and maintaining this foundation, including the co-creation
of knowledge and an increase in team productivity. We provide a
postmortem of our collaborative writing process, which has resulted in a
series of successful articles, presentations, and posters. In this case
history, we will discuss our collaborative processes, highlighting
significant decisions, choices, and failures; we will supplement the
case with anecdotal evidence. Finally, we will provide a set of concrete
strategies/guidelines to benefit others interested in distributed
collaboration. Ultimately, we present this case as a model for
collaborative writing and have termed this innovative process
“interlaced collaborative writing.”








Date of Conference:
2-5 Oct. 2016
Date Added to IEEE Xplore:
14 November 2016



ISBN Information:

Publisher:
IEEE


Collaborative strategies for distributed teams: Innovation through interlaced collaborative writing - IEEE Xplore Document

Application of Virtual Team-working in Teaching Productive Skills to Iranian EFL Learners | Chalak | Theory and Practice in Language Studies

 Source: http://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls061122152221

Application of Virtual Team-working in Teaching Productive Skills to Iranian EFL Learners

Azizeh Chalak, Forough Fouladi


Abstract



Application of Virtual Team-Working has provided opportunities to
solve the limitations of the traditional ways of teaching and learning.
This study investigated, how using virtual team-working could affect
teaching productive skills of Iranian EFL learners. A group of 30
Iranian upper intermediate female EFL learners, aged 18-31, in Isfahan
Air Base were arranged in two groups. They set up their virtual groups
and continued team-work activities during 6 weeks. This study employed a
triangulated research approach involving questionnaires, pre/post
productive tests, observation, and interview to increase the reliability
of the study. Pre/Post productive tests were used to compare the
participants’ speaking and writing productions before/after the project,
and they were evaluated based on the comparison of their mean scores by
Matlab software. A chi-square test was run for each test to see whether
the differences between observed and expected results were significant.
The results showed that the mean scores of the participants in the
posttest were significantly higher than that in the pretest in
experimental group. Moreover, the attitudes of the participants towards
using virtual team-working were surveyed by using questionnaires. The
results of this study may benefit teachers, students, and those involved
in teaching and learning.


Keywords



productive skills; virtual team-working; technology; Whatsapp and Viber; Iranian EFL learners


Full Text:

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Scopus - Document details

Source: https://www.scopus.com


Volume 6, Issue 4, 2016, Pages 984-992
Open Access

Competition intensity, uncertainty environmental on
the use of information technology and its impact on business performance
small and medium enterprises  (Article)


School of Economics, Al-Anwar Mojokerto, Indonesia




Faculty of Economic, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia





Abstract

In the business
world, the information technology revolution led to tremendous changes
in competition, production, marketing and human resource management. The
use of information technology is a vital component of business
performance (BP). By this study wanted to know of competition intensity
(CI), uncertainty environment (UE) of business and the use of
information technology and its impact on BP. The sample number in this
study are 130 respondences of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
printing management in East Java, using purposive sampling technique.
Through testing with analysis of structural equation modeling the
results of this study found that: First, CI impact significant positive
on the information technology investment (IIT). But CI impact
significant negative BP SMEs. Second, UE of business impact significant
positive on the BP of SMEs and IIT. Third, IIT impact significant
positive on the BP of SMEs. © 2016, Econjournals. All rights reserved.

Author keywords

Business performance; Competition intensity;
Information technology; Small and medium enterprises; Uncertainty
environment of business


ISSN: 21464405
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

Document Type: Article
Publisher: Econjournals


Scopus - Document details

Thursday, 10 November 2016

IEEE Xplore Document - Metrics based usability evaluation for adoption and usuage of mobile devices and services by elderly population

 Source: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7725021/

Metrics based usability evaluation for adoption and usuage of mobile devices and services by elderly population



Abstract:
We
describe in this paper an implementation by various factors that
determine the adoption and usage of mobile devices and services by old
age people. These are the age groups which are present in every society.
Based on number of mobile devices and their brand, we have taken
various issues and challenges that need to be taken into account. The
elderly people are facing number of problems as technology is increasing
day by day and they do not feel comfortable using this growing
technology. Therefore, we have taken different mobile devices and
compare each one of them.








Date of Conference:
16-18 March 2016
Date Added to IEEE Xplore:
31 October 2016



ISBN Information:










Publisher:
IEEE













This article is only available in PDF.

Authors


Department of CSE, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida, India


Department of CSE, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector 125, Noida, India


IEEE Xplore Document - Metrics based usability evaluation for adoption and usuage of mobile devices and services by elderly population