|Title||Using Web 2.0-Based Groupware to Facilitate Collaborative Design in Engineering Education Scheme Projects|
|Authors||Evans, R.D., Gao, J.X., Martin, N. and Simmonds, C.|
Employee collaboration is vital for manufacturing organisations wishing to be successful in an ever-changing global market place; it is commonly referred to as the joining of people and interests to meet a common goal via visual or oral interaction, information and knowledge sharing and the coordination of tasks; product development teams operating within the aerospace and defence industry rely extensively on this. To this end, the purpose of this paper is to present the results of a validation study carried out during an Engineering Education Scheme (EES) project initiated by a leading aerospace and defence manufacturing organisation, to confirm the benefits of using bespoke Web 2.0-based groupware to improve employee collaboration between dispersed teams. The results of a cross-sectional survey concluded that employees in the collaborating organisations would welcome greater usage of Web 2.0-based technologies. The study confirmed that groupware offers the potential to deliver a more effective collaborative environment with additional communication channels on offer to end users.
|Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing|
|Conference||International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning|
|Funder||.Other external funder (add details in Notes below)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1109/ICL.2014.7017805|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=7002490|