Using workflow for projects in higher education

Jan van der Veen, Val Jones, Betty Collis

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    Abstract

    The WWW is increasingly used as a medium to support education and training. A course at the University of Twente in which groups of students collaborate in the design and production of multimedia instructional materials has now been supported by a website since 1995. Workflow was integrated with other components in the website to investigate whether workflow can help instructors and students to have a better overview of group progress. Our evaluation shows that the introduction of workflow does provide added value. Another outcome of the experiment is that the transfer of a business application (workflow) into the educational domain has highlighted some differences and similarities between educational and business processes. This article explores some of these issues as highlighted by the application of workflow in education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)283-301
    Number of pages18
    JournalComputer science education
    Volume10
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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