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General skills in groupwork environment in information systems undergraduate education

Ismail, Zuraini and Masrom, Maslin (2008) General skills in groupwork environment in information systems undergraduate education. In: International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications - EISTA 2008 (6th : Orlanda, Florida : 2008), 24-27 June 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA. (In Press)

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Abstract

Groupwork plays a prominent role in information system courses. Furthermore, the ability to work in groups is frequently short listed for developing generic skills. The objectives of this research are to demonstrate groupwork can be used as a teaching and learning tool, explain the underlying rationale, and show how it promotes generic skill development in a higher education setting. This research adopted a cross-sectional approach in examining Malaysian diploma students’ perceptions on desirable generic skills and its effectiveness, commonly considered as a sort after prerequisite upon graduation. The unit of analysis is individual level. In order to achieve the research objectives, data was analyzed using factor analysis approach, and then the dominant measures of groupwork in higher learning education were examined. First, the paper reviews current research on the aspects of learning and groupwork theory. Secondly, implementation of the model in an information systems course on third year diploma students is discussed. In conclusion, lessons learned and further work needed is discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:generic skills, groupwork, groupwork components, information system education
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:5476
Deposited By: Dr Zuraini Ismail
Deposited On:30 Apr 2008 05:17
Last Modified:24 May 2012 00:40

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