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This free course, Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams, offers an introduction to working in virtual project teams. It explains the terms and concepts related to teams and projects, and highlights the complexity around the interaction of people and technology.
This unit addresses the following learning outcomes. Where it is only partially addressed this is indicated by (partially) after the learning outcome.
- the roles, functions and dynamics of the members of a team; comparisons between different types of teams (partially).
- identify barriers to effective team work in a virtual environment and propose solutions.
- review and comment on team activities in a virtual environment and develop insights to make recommendations for future good practice (partially).
- undertake personal and organisational activities associated with working in a virtual team (partially).
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Why work together virtually?
- 2 Teams
- 3 Projects
- 4 Systems thinking
- 5 Summary of themes and theories for working in virtual project teams
- Next steps
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Themes and theories for working in virtual project teams
In this unit, adapted from the Open University course virtual teams by examining two main themes: teams and technology., you will study collaboration in
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Working in virtual project teams (M891), which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Computing and ICT courses or view the range of currently available OU Computing and ICT courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 4th July 2013
Last updated on: Thursday, 4th July 2013
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