Collaborative learning in software development teams

Matthew Hale, Rose Gamble, Kimberly Wilson, Anupama Narayan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


Recently Web 2.0 has emerged as a framework to study collaborative learning. Assessing learning in team projects is one mechanism used to improve teaching methodologies and tool support. Web 2.0 technologies enable automated assessment capabilities, leading to both rapid and incremental feedback. Such feedback can catch problems in time for pedagogic adjustment, to better guide students toward reaching learning objectives. Our courseware, SEREBRO, couples a social, tagging enabled, idea network with a range of modular toolkits, such as wikis, feeds and project management tools into a Web 2.0 environment for collaborating teams. In this paper, we first refine a set of published learning indicators into communication patterns that are facilitated in SEREBRO. We apply these indicators to student software development team discussions regarding their collaborative activities. We show how the refined patterns, captured by SEREBRO's Web 2.0 modules, are catalysts to the learning process involved in software development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2011Aug 8 2011

Publication series

Name17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011


Conference17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI


  • Collaborative learning indicators
  • Software development teams
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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