The ability to successfully work in teams is a crucial part of an engineer's workplace success. Engineering education can be improved through a better understanding of how effective teamwork develops. A (patent pending) software tool that "listens" to team conversations and generates automatic interventions into team discourse can effectively mimic the actions of a skilled facilitator. Automated facilitation tools may help students improve their team skills by providing a simplified model for conversational interventions, which students can readily imitate. This paper describes this tool and presents preliminary findings from student reactions to the tool's use.
R. Luechtefeld et al., "Work in Progress - Automated Discourse Interventions and Student Teaming," Proceedings of the 35th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (2005, Indianapolis, IN), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 2005.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2005.1612085
35th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (2005: Oct. 19-22, Indianapolis, IN)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Dialogue; Human-Computer Interface; Intelligent Systems; Teams
Article - Conference proceedings
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