Mable Payne
biography :: conference marerials
An Interpretation of Collaborative Groups as Innovative and Entrepreneurial Enterprises
This is a view of an undergraduate level computer architecture course as a business enterprise. It was implemented during the 2003-2004 school year. The model introduces students to entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation, and leadership concepts and strategies for successful group performance. The course is designed to utilize out-of-class collaborative student groups to complete assignments as well as to participate in in-class collaborative group activities. Each student group is viewed as a branch office of a corporation with its product being the groupís average grade. Groups from the fall 2003 and spring 2004 semesters are analyzed using the model. Statistical analyses, (e.g., correlation and percentage error) as well as student remarks are used to determine the level of group collaboration.