A pilot study to inform the design of a supportive environment for challenge-based collaboration

Galena Pisoni*, Hannie Gijlers

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Abstract

In the course “An introduction to FinTech: from mobile payments to blockchains”, students are introduced to the broad area of FinTech, from both technical and business side. The course consists of two technical lectures that explain the students the basic technology for authentication and blockchain and two entrepreneurship lectures that discuss the fintech business ecosystem. In the rest of the course the students work on a project provided by companies in which they put into practice the obtained knowledge and provide a solution to a real life challenge. The course is face-to-face, with two weekly sessions of 2 h each. The students work in teams and each week they need to show progress/work towards the challenge resolution. The students are not constrained in any way and are asked to self organize for the team work. In this study we present the results we obtained from questionnaires that we delivered before the course on course expectations (that we used also to form the teams), during the course on teams’ dynamics, and after the course to measure students’ perception on collaboration strategies. We end the paper with a reflection on the design space for an application that can support this type of collaborative work online.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, 10th International Conference. Workshops, MIS4TEL 2020 - Volume 2
EditorsZuzana Kubincová, Loreto Lancia, Elvira Popescu, Minoru Nakayama, Vittorio Scarano, Ana B. Gil
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages216-225
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-52287-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-52286-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Event10th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, MIS4TEL 2020 - Online Event, L´Aquila, Italy
Duration: 7 Oct 20209 Oct 2020
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1236
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference10th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, MIS4TEL 2020
Abbreviated titleMIS4TEL 2020
CountryItaly
CityL´Aquila
Period7/10/209/10/20

Keywords

  • Challenge-based education
  • Collaborative work
  • Team dynamics

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