Interventions to enhance multinational collaborative projects as a project-based learning experience

Ivan Enrique Esparragoza, Jorge Rodriguez, Maria J. Evans

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Abstract

Multinational collaborative projects have been used as a project-based learning approach to prepare students with professional and global skills in engineering. However, the implementation of those projects is challenging due to the complexity of having students geographically dispersed, with different languages, cultures, time zones, and backgrounds, and using information and communication technology (ICT) tools to facilitate collaboration in a multinational project. The purpose of this work is to identify relevant issues affecting the effectiveness of multinational collaborative projects as a project-based learning experience and provide the corresponding interventions to improve such academic practice. Expected outcomes of the interventions are summarized and examples of the results of some interventions already implemented are presented. The challenge of dealing with different issues inherent in this type of initiative can jeopardize the learning experience of the students, transforming what can be a positive experience into a negative one.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Engineering Education - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL2019 – Volume 1
EditorsMichael E. Auer, Hanno Hortsch, Panarit Sethakul
PublisherSpringer
Pages915-923
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030402730
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Sep 25 2019Sep 27 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1134 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2019
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period9/25/199/27/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Esparragoza, I. E., Rodriguez, J., & Evans, M. J. (2020). Interventions to enhance multinational collaborative projects as a project-based learning experience. In M. E. Auer, H. Hortsch, & P. Sethakul (Eds.), The Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Engineering Education - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL2019 – Volume 1 (pp. 915-923). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1134 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40274-7_89