Inter-Organizational E-Collaboration in Education

Inter-Organizational E-Collaboration in Education

Susanne Croasdaile (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5.ch086
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Abstract

In the world of education, many occasions necessitate interorganizational collaboration. Geographical distance and time constraints are challenges that prevent education professionals from meeting faceto- face to complete a collaborative task, provide ongoing technical assistance, or engage in dynamic professional development. Using electronic tools to bridge distance and overcome scheduling difficulties can be effective; however, research indicates that for these endeavors to be effective, there is a need to consider the purpose, tools, participants, and support structures. This chapter presents an overview of recent research surrounding these issues and its application to electronic collaboration (or e-collaboration) between education professionals.

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