Kathleen M. Swigger

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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)
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.
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 paper discusses results of a case study from an ongoing project to investigate how cultural factors, as identified by the Cultural Perspectives Questionnaire (CPQ), affect the performance of distributed collaborative learning teams. The results indicate that a team's cultural composition is a significant predictor of its performance on programming(More)