Abstract: Collaboration is an important aspect of information systems (IS) education since work is typically performed in teams. However, IS students often do not fully appreciate the value of group work in their business courses. This teaching tip describes an activity that will objectively demonstrate the value of collaboration and diversity of perspectives, while simultaneously satisfying the preferences of visual and experiential learning styles. Knowledge gained through collaborative and cooperative learning tends to be retained for an extended period of time. The author includes discussion prompts to help guide students as they identify the value of diverse perspectives in team settings, but instructors are encouraged to follow the interests of their students and allow rich discussion to emerge naturally.
Keywords: Diversity, Collaboration, Learning styles, Interpersonal skills, Team-building skills
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Recommended Citation: Buche, M. W. (2013). Teaching Tip: A Memory Game to Demonstrate the Power of Collaborative Efforts to Improve Team Performance. Journal of Information Systems Education, 24(3), pp. 167-176.