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Using Web 2.0-based groupware to facilitate collaborative design in engineering education scheme projects

Using Web 2.0-based groupware to facilitate collaborative design in engineering education scheme projects

Evans, Richard David, Gao, James Xiaoyu, Martin, Nick and Simmonds, Clive (2014) Using Web 2.0-based groupware to facilitate collaborative design in engineering education scheme projects. In: Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 397-402. ISBN 9781479944378 (doi:10.1109/ICL.2014.7017805)

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Abstract

Employee collaboration is vital for manufacturing organisations wishing to be successful in an ever-changing global market place; it is commonly referred to as the joining of people and interests to meet a common goal via visual or oral interaction, information and knowledge sharing and the coordination of tasks; product development teams operating within the aerospace and defence industry rely extensively on this. To this end, the purpose of this paper is to present the results of a validation study carried out during an Engineering Education Scheme (EES) project initiated by a leading aerospace and defence manufacturing organisation, to confirm the benefits of using bespoke Web 2.0-based groupware to improve employee collaboration between dispersed teams. The results of a cross-sectional survey concluded that employees in the collaborating organisations would welcome greater usage of Web 2.0-based technologies. The study confirmed that groupware offers the potential to deliver a more effective collaborative environment with additional communication channels on offer to end users.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL)
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgement (funding): This paper is based on work funded by the EPSRC under Grant No. EP/H501258/1 and BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems Sector in Rochester, Kent, UK. [2] ICL2014 formed part of the 2014 World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF2014), held from 3-6 December 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE.
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, Web 2.0, product development, aerospace and defence manufacturing, engineering education
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12835

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