Instructor

Ilkka Haukijärvi

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Overview

COURSE OVERVIEW  

This massive open online course "Virtual Teamwork" is an intellectual property of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland). The most competent and enthusiastic professionals in the area of virtual communications were working together to produce a course that would bring virtual community a step closer. This course is distinguished for its original visual look, unconventional approach and easy-to-learn methods. We believe that our future students will gain confidence in working with virtual teams and absorb knowledge and skills needed for managing an effective online communication.  

Better. Together. 

Authors. 

 

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WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

The current online course is broadly offered to anyone who is just about to start a virtual teamwork or wants to improve project management skills. No preliminary knowledge on the subject is required as far as the course content is an advance from the simple to the complex. The learning content is suitable for both higher education and business practices. All participants are eligible for getting a certified document when all the tasks including final assignment are successfully completed.  

 

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CONTENT AND INSTRUCTIONS

This online course consists of 6 main chapters that give a deep insight into a virtual teamwork from different prospective. Each of the following sections include reading and video materials; informative infographics; discussion forum; quiz; assignment and extra reading materials. 

1. Introduction to virtual teamwork

2. Preparing for virtual teamwork

3. Understanding cultural differences

4. Barriers to effective process

5. Tools for effective teamwork

6. Concluding hints And tips

It is highly advised to follow the current order of chapters because skipping can lead to the gaps in knowledge. All the sub-chapters including final quiz is mandatory. However, the extra reading material placed below the quiz is optional. Only those students who are willing to get a certified document must study mentioned scientific papers. In order to pass the course, you're expected to answer all quizzes and submit required assignments. Note: some quiz questions have more than one correct answer. Your active participation in the discussion forums is also required as far as it represents a training exercise for virtual communication skills. Please, study the course material gradually.

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NOTE: certain sections of this MOOC may contain copyrighted material. These video clips or citations are, however, included in bona fide for non-profit educational purposes according to the Fair Use principle, http://goo.gl/VkFsMi.

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TABLE OF SYMBOLS

This section explains the key icons used in the course "Virtual Teamwork". Please, carefully examine the legend before opening the first section of an online course.

  Read the text

   Watch the video material

 Think and analyze

  Share your opinion in discussion forum

  Answer quiz questions

 Write and submit the assignment

   Click on the image to open an external link

*Read more:   ...   Contains a link to an external reading material that needs to be thoroughly studied

*Learn more:   ...  Contains a link to the learning material or presentation slides that needs to be reviewed 

*See:   ...               Contains a link to an external document or file that illustrates an example to the subject matter

*Read and Submit: Task ...       Contains a link which directs to the task folder where submission is required

 

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COURSE DESIGNERS 

 

 

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN E-LEARNING?

 

 

 

 

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GOOD LUCK WITH THE COURSE!

 

 

 

 

 

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