Unite! online course: How to work in global virtual teams?
We will start with a lecture at the beginning of each class to build up a basic understanding of key topics. Then, we will talk about virtual teamwork in breakout rooms based on discussion questions provided by the teacher. Small group discussion is a very important component of this course as this is how we bridge knowledge and real-life teamwork practices. At the end of each class, we will share interesting discussion points from different breakout rooms and summarise the main learning points.
Students are highly encouraged to share their perspectives, thoughts and relevant experiences with peers throughout the course.
Aalto students from all different schools and degree levels are welcome to join the course!
- Key characteristics of Global Virtual Teams (GVTs)
- Identifying common communication challenges in GVTs
- Effective use of ‘metacommunication (i.e. communication about communication)’ & ‘Social Communication’ in GVTs
- Effective use of technologies in GVTs
Aalto students can sing up on this course through Sisu.
Unite! University Alliance
Aalto University is a member of Unite! alliance together with eight other European universities. Unite! will create a new model for European university education by strengthening the mobility of students and staff, and fostering the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of European higher education. Unite! is one of the European University Alliances funded by the European Commission.