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dc.contributor.authorMcNair, Lisaen
dc.contributor.authorNewswander, Chaden
dc.contributor.authorCoupey, Eloiseen
dc.contributor.authorDorsa, Edward A.en
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Tomen
dc.contributor.authorParetti, Marie C.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T19:23:09Zen
dc.date.available2018-03-05T19:23:09Zen
dc.date.issued2009-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/82442en
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a case study of a design course that focused on bringing together students from engineering, industrial design, and marketing to use pervasive computing technologies to design, coordinate, and build a “smart” dorm room for disabled individuals. The class was loosely structured to encourage innovation, critical thinking and interdisciplinarity. In this environment, teams were created, disassembled, and re-created in a self-organizing fashion. With few norms, teams were expected to be interdisciplinary, form quickly, and work together by creatively integrating their disciplinary expertise. In observing this semester-long class, we found certain conditions that will enhance pedagogical tools designed to expedite team formation and improve collaborative practices in a classroom setting. Similar to open source software development, we found that groups can form randomly in a loosely coordinated environment that is both self-managing and self-directing if instructors create a strong normative foundation to the class. In this case study, we observed that the applied concept of self-organizing buffered with strong faculty input invests group members with a greater commitment to be productive, effective, and innovative.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherASEEen
dc.relation.ispartof2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Expositionen
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary collaborationen
dc.subjectGroup formationen
dc.subjectSelf-organizing unitsen
dc.titleSelf-Organizing Units in an Interdisciplinary Course for Pervasive Computing Designen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
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