You Want Me to Work with Who?: Stakeholder Perceptions of Automated Team Formation in Project-based Courses

  title={You Want Me to Work with Who?: Stakeholder Perceptions of Automated Team Formation in Project-based Courses},
  author={Farnaz Jahanbakhsh and Wai-Tat Fu and Karrie Karahalios and Darko Marinov and Brian P. Bailey},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
Instructors are increasingly using algorithmic tools for team formation, yet little is known about how these tools are applied or how students and instructors perceive their use. We studied a representative team formation tool (CATME) in eight project-based courses. An instructor uses the tool to form teams by surveying students' working styles, skills, and demographics; then configuring these criteria as input into an algorithm that assigns teams. We surveyed students (N=277) in the courses to… 

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