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Pages: 6526-6533
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEAMWORK COORDINATION AND SUCCESS AT EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS

C. De Pablos-Heredero1, S. Haider1, J.G. Torres-Navarrete2, A. García-Martínez3

1Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (SPAIN)
2Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo (ECUADOR)
3SENESCYT, Prometeo, Quito (ECUADOR) / Universidad de Cordoba (SPAIN)
E-learning literature highlights the need for collaborative teamwork for achieving best results in the teaching and learning process. Although the importance of organizational routines and collaborative teamwork has been well recognized in e-education literature, little attention has been given to study the relationship between these two factors. The present research intends to examine this relationship through the application of relational coordination model (Gittell et al., 2000; Gittell, 2002) as a measure of teamwork quality that can be in later analysis applied to the success of e-learning contexts. Shared knowledge, shared goals and mutual respect are the relationship dimensions, while frequent, timely, accurate, and problem-solving communications are the communication dimensions of relational coordination. In order to conceptualize teamwork quality as relational coordination among team members, this paper takes insights from Gittell (2002) and Hoegl and Gemuenden (2001). Gittel was of the view “If groups are sets of organizational members who must work interdependently to achieve a task designated by the organization, and coordination is the management of interdependence, then coordination is arguably a central element of what effective groups do.” As teamwork is the ability of a group of people to work together, it can be argued that groups working on interdependent activities are in fact doing teamwork. If coordination is what the groups do and teamwork is also what the groups do, then teamwork will be reflected by the coordination in a team. In the paper, a relationship between each individual dimension of relational coordination and the implementation of organizational routines is discussed.
@InProceedings{DEPABLOSHEREDERO2014REL,
author = {De Pablos-Heredero, C. and Haider, S. and Torres-Navarrete, J.G. and Garc{\'{i}}a-Mart{\'{i}}nez, A.},
title = {THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEAMWORK COORDINATION AND SUCCESS AT EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS},
series = {6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN14 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-0557-3},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {7-9 July, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {6526-6533}}
TY - CONF
AU - C. De Pablos-Heredero AU - S. Haider AU - J.G. Torres-Navarrete AU - A. García-Martínez
TI - THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEAMWORK COORDINATION AND SUCCESS AT EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS
SN - 978-84-617-0557-3/2340-1117
PY - 2014
Y1 - 7-9 July, 2014
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN14 Proceedings
SP - 6526
EP - 6533
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C. De Pablos-Heredero, S. Haider, J.G. Torres-Navarrete, A. García-Martínez (2014) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEAMWORK COORDINATION AND SUCCESS AT EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS, EDULEARN14 Proceedings, pp. 6526-6533.
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