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Learn to use and use to learn: Technology in virtual collaboration experience

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Internet and Higher Education Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This study examined how global learning teams utilized technology in a virtual collaboration to solve complex problems. The study offers an in-depth explanation of why and how the learning teams used technology to support computer-mediated communication. A model of technology application at different stages of virtual collaborative process is proposed. The model can be used to maximize potential of global teams and facilitate further integration of virtual collaboration into university curricula. Time difference and lack of nonverbal cues were identified as challenges the global teams faced. The benefits of virtual collaboration were the opportunities to: learn how to use technology in a meaningful way; practice using technology to solve problems; and broaden one's perspective by communicating with people from different cultures.


Karpova, E., Correia, A.P. & Baran, E. (2009). Learn to use and use to learn: Technology in virtual collaboration experience. Internet and Higher Education, 12(1), 45-52. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 7, 2021 from .

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