Learning virtual project work

Pentti Marttiin, Göte Nyman, Jari Takatalo, Jari A. Lehto


There are a variety of challenges in organizing productive virtual collaboration projects. Problems of commitment and co-ordination are all common. Organized use of collaboration technologies with appropriate organization and management of activities can help avoid these obstacles. We have developed and tested a model that is intended to support learning of project management and virtual teamwork. It can be applied for introducing collaboration models and practices to global firms, or as we have done, to collaboration between university seminars. The model includes a multi-layered organization structure according to which virtual or semi-virtual teams are built. Facilitation of the exercise is supported with students operating in two layers: coordination and reflection layers. The model has evolved and we report experiences from tests with two seminars during 2003. The first seminar was arranged between courses at three universities, and two universities was participating the second one. We describe the basic constructs of the model, our experiences and preliminary results of studies.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Marttiin P., Nyman G., Takatalo J. and A. Lehto J. (2004). Learning virtual project work . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - CSAC, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-08-2, pages 91-102. DOI: 10.5220/0002681500910102

in Bibtex Style

author={Pentti Marttiin and Göte Nyman and Jari Takatalo and Jari A. Lehto},
title={Learning virtual project work},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - CSAC, (ICEIS 2004)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination - CSAC, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Learning virtual project work
SN - 972-8865-08-2
AU - Marttiin P.
AU - Nyman G.
AU - Takatalo J.
AU - A. Lehto J.
PY - 2004
SP - 91
EP - 102
DO - 10.5220/0002681500910102