Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 26

April 14, 2009

10 pages501 K bytes

Coaching Asynchronous Teams for Undergraduate Programming Projects

Ken T. N. Hartness
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341 USA

Abstract: Team collaborations are used both in commercial, open-source, and academic software projects. More experience with team projects may be possible if intermediate students can receive guidance in using tools that support collaborations without requiring excessive class and instructor time to do so. This article makes a case for instructing students in the use of tools commonly used to support collaborations, including open-source projects with fewer opportunities for face-to-face meetings, and outlines a coach that aids the novice team member in using these tools. In this way, the student gains valuable skills for teamwork and in using tools commonly used to support teamwork.

Keywords: group projects, agents, coaching

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Recommended Citation: Hartness (2009). Coaching Asynchronous Teams for Undergraduate Programming Projects. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (26). http://isedj.org/7/26/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §1744. ISSN: 1542-7382.)