Virtual Teamwork - A Product of the Globalization Implications for the University Education (Virtuelle Teamarbeit - Ein Produkt Der Globalisierung Implikationen Für Die Universitäre Bildung)

32 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2006

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Rainer Lenz

University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

With globalization, virtual teamwork is becoming the predominant type of labour organization within multinational companies. Empirical studies on this new form of teamwork show that besides requiring specific knowledge, this teamwork requires social skills, as well as media and methodological competencies. Through the Bologna-Process European universities received clear directions to prepare young professionals for the challenges of the future working life by focusing on extra-curricular activities and developing personal key competencies. Accordingly, this essay outlines how to prepare students to work in a virtual team environment by making fundamental reforms to university education. A key element of proposed reforms is the introduction of Collaborative Computer Supported Learning as the leading didactic principle, especially in postgraduate studies.

Note: Downloadable document is in German.

Keywords: Virtuelle Teamarbeit, Globalisierung der Arbeit, Schlüsselqualifikationen, Virtual Team, Neue Medien, Reform der universitären Bildung, Virtueller Klassenraum, Computerunterstütztes Lernen,

JEL Classification: A20, D21, F23, J10, J23, L16, M12, O33

Suggested Citation

Lenz, Rainer, Virtual Teamwork - A Product of the Globalization Implications for the University Education (Virtuelle Teamarbeit - Ein Produkt Der Globalisierung Implikationen Für Die Universitäre Bildung) (May 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=942127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.942127

Rainer Lenz (Contact Author)

University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld ( email )

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Bielefeld, 33619
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