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Technologically Comprehensive E-Collaboration Platform

Technologically Comprehensive E-Collaboration Platform
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Author(s): Witold Abramowicz (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland), Tomasz Kaczmarek (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland) and Marek Kowalkiewicz (The Poznan University of Economics, Poland)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch066
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

Nowadays, universities are challenged by changing students’ requirements, demanding labor market and fast pace environment. The evolution of communication technology allows us to deal with these problems. Advances in e collaboration are crucial to modern learning process, as it prepares students to work in groups over tasks. In this article we propose comprehensive basis for e collaboration platform which has been developed during successful implementation of e collaboration solution in Department of Management Information Systems at The Poznañ University of Economics. The solution utilizes state-of-the-art web portal technology and digital assets management system to provide consistent, common platform for system users to work, communicate, and share knowledge. As opposed to e learning solutions, which are designed to provide environment for distant learning, e collaboration aims at supporting groupwork, communication, and is rather task oriented. Therefore it is well suited for specific didactic processes in the Department. The implementation took place during two-week summer apprenticeship of 23 students in July 2002.

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