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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Virtual Teams

by David Gould
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.25 stars
Content Quality: 3.5 stars
Effectiveness: 3.5 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: May 24, 2010 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: The material is relevant, user friendly, and beneficial for the many online venues that use virtual teams.
Learning Goals: Discussion on virtual teams. The teams work exclusively online and sometimes face-to-face. The objectives are to expose you to how virtual teams can be effective.
Target Student Population: College level
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None.
Type of Material: This is a tutorial for use online.
Recommended Uses: Beginning instruction in the use of virtual teams.
Technical Requirements: internet and computer accessibility

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths: Important and relevant information on how virtual teams can be helpful and time saving.
Concerns: This tutorial may not reach many other individuals who can benefit from the material other than an online forum.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 3.5 stars
Strengths: This material will allow a beginning student to understand the basics of how a team can be organized via electronic means.
Concerns: Insufficient depth to train a person in the design, implementation, or use of virtual teams.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Easy to read. Emphasis on key points in bullet points. The bold outline organizes the topics.
Concerns: None.

Other Issues and Comments: This material could be provided in the context of a set of training materials. This page would be an introduction, then other pages would drill down into topics introduced here.