Preparing students to work in teams benefits learning experiences and provides a stronger foundation for the challenges of the workplace. Team-based learning (TBL) is an instructional strategy where small groups become closely coupled teams through repeated face-to-face collaboration on various projects and assignments. This paper illustrates how traditional team-based learning can be extended to the online environment. Different techniques are discussed based on the use of computer-mediated tools in hybrid (a mix of face-to-face and distance learning) and in completely virtual settings (without face-to-face interactions). Based on experiences gained through implementations of TBL in various courses, this article presents implementation options as well as the challenges of team learning in various environments.
Gomez, Elizabeth Avery; Wu, Dezhi; and Passerini, Katia
"Traditional, Hybrid and Online Teamwork: Lessons from the Field,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 25, Article 33.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol25/iss1/33