Kathleen M. Swigger

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The objective of this study was a comparison of the effectiveness in adapting to an environment of populations of structures undergoing modification by four different models: 1) Holland's (2) genetic operator model; 2) a cognitive (statistical predictive) model; 3) a random point mutation model; and 4) a control (non-altered) model.
A team performance model provided an organizing framework for studying multi-cultural distributed learning teams. Structural equation modeling was used to test for relationships among individual, cultural and attitudes about collaborative work factors and team performance. The paper describes this model and its theoretical basis and reports on results from(More)
Given that outsourcing has become a fact of life, it is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to ensure that computer science students are taught the necessary skills to cope with global software development. Unfortunately, the enormous amount of time that it takes to coordinate and support such activities can deter even the most devoted educator. This(More)
This study examines communication behaviors in global software student teams. The authors of the paper characterize the types of communication behaviors that occur when student teams are engaged in a software development project. The authors present findings from a one-semester study that examined factors contributing to successful distributed programming(More)
User Interface for a Collaborative Environment ........................................................................ 552 Youssef Roummieh and Parisa Ghodous (LIRIS, – UMR 5205 CNRS – UCBL, Villeurbanne, France) Multimedia Collaborative Adaptation Middleware for Personalization E-Learning ............................. 558 Svetlana Kim and Yongik Yoon(More)
Because of the critical role that communication plays in a team's ability to coordinate action, the measurement and analysis of online transcripts in order to predict team performance is becoming increasingly important in domains such as global software development. Current approaches rely on human experts to classify and compare groups according to some(More)
The authors analyzed 2500 communication activities of student teams engaged in global software development projects during an 18 month period to determine the temporal behavior of students engaged in distributed group activities. The data revealed a number of daily, weekly, and project regularities, which provide insights into how distributed teams use(More)
We are developing a mediated data integration system based on XML, XML schema, and XQuery. One of the challenges for mediators is how to retrieve only relevant data from data sources to answer queries. We extend Amelie Marian and Jerome Simeon's XML document projection algorithm to pinpoint the relevant data. Thought their original algorithm is very(More)