Design Recommendations for Successful Cross-university Collaborative Group Work: Two Best Practices Cases

Alexander Clauss, Helge Fischer

Abstract

The ability to work in decentralised, location-independent, international teams using collaborative information and communication technology (ICT) has become an essential key competence for the vocational capability of knowledge workers all over the world. Nevertheless, curricular contents in higher education do not yet reflect the development of these key competencies to an extent commensurate with their crucial importance. Concrete best practice application cases and design recommendations are lacking, especially in a cross-university context. The aim of this paper is therefore to introduce the concept of virtual collaborative learning (VCL) and compare two concrete application cases of cross-university VCL-arrangements in formal learning settings in order to create a design framework and to derive concrete design recommendations. The multi-perspective evaluations of the presented cases show that successful cross-university VCL concepts are characterized by the e-tutorial support of group work, transparent learning objectives and evaluation criteria, the selection of relevant, realistic and job related topics and assignments, the intensive participation of the learners, formative feedback as well as learning analytics. Based on lessons learned during the cross-university online collaborations concrete design measures for the implementation of cross university VCL courses are derived.

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Clauss A. and Fischer H. (2020). Design Recommendations for Successful Cross-university Collaborative Group Work: Two Best Practices Cases.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 238-248. DOI: 10.5220/0009385202380248


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@conference{csedu20,
author={Alexander Clauss and Helge Fischer},
title={Design Recommendations for Successful Cross-university Collaborative Group Work: Two Best Practices Cases},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={238-248},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009385202380248},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Design Recommendations for Successful Cross-university Collaborative Group Work: Two Best Practices Cases
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Clauss A.
AU - Fischer H.
PY - 2020
SP - 238
EP - 248
DO - 10.5220/0009385202380248