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Participatory enterprise modeling (PEM) is about gathering domain experts and letting them discuss and jointly create enterprise models, supported by modeling experts. To prepare students for their role as modeling experts, it is useful to practice modeling in comparable situations. Usually, PEM is organized in sessions with co-located participants. During the Covid-19 pandemic, however, personal contact had to be reduced. Searching for alternative ways of simulating PEM sessions, we investigate tools that would allow distributed teams to collaboratively and remotely create models. This paper presents a pilot study examining two online tools concerning usefulness, ease of use, enjoyment, acceptance, and awareness. We let the students create a goal model and a process model to check whether different kinds of models come with different requirements. To enable communication between the participants we used the video conference software Zoom. Interviews give more insight into the students’ perception of the modeling session.



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