Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 7

Volume 7 Number 2, Pages 63-66

Summer 1995

Using CSCW Technology to Connect Classrooms

Amita Goyal
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284, USA

Alka R. Harriger
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Abstract: This paper describes the details and results of a pilot study in which students at two geographically dispersed institutions of higher education were linked together using communication technologies and the Internet. Experiments were designed to require student groups at both universities to collaborate locally and with their remote partners using electronic mail, the Internet, and other computing technologies to output Joint solutions to class assignments. The successful results of these Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) experiments suggest future Implementations of similar inter- and Intra-university projects will enhance the quality of IS education, benefiting both students and prospective employers.

Keywords: CSCW, Email, Internet, Student projects, Teamwork

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Recommended Citation: Goyal, A. & Harriger, A. R. (1995). Using CSCW Technology to Connect Classrooms. Journal of Information Systems Education, 7(2), 63-66.