Identifying Training Needs and Approaches for Student Team Effectiveness in On-campus and Virtual (On-line) Teams

Grant recipients and project team: Jay (John) Michela, Department of Psychology

(Project timeline: September 2017 - August 2018)


Although teamwork is widely promoted in support of deep student learning, students' gaps in knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) for effective teamwork can impede learning. Interview and questionnaire data will be collected from students, instructors, and instructional support staff concerning these gaps. Special attention will be paid to gaps in fully on-line courses or other courses with technology-enabled learning, in recognition of the special challenges faced by dispersed, "virtual" teams. Data will be collected by graduate students who have studied Training and Development principles and practices as master's students in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate Training Program. Pertinent literature will be reviewed as well. Within the ADDIE training model, training needs will be articulated, and training approaches will be suggested to, and critiqued by instructors and staff as steps toward later, full-scale implementation and evaluation of needs-responsive teamwork training.


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