Using Virtual Teams in Educational Settings: A Scoping Review

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Virtual teams are increasingly being utilized by organizations to connect employees across geographical boundaries and promote collaboration through communication technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to shift their employees to hybrid and remote settings. However, little is known about the use of virtual teams in educational settings. This scoping review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of relevant research and identify trends in virtual teams in education. Through a systematic search, 23 articles were selected as relevant to the research topic and questions. The findings indicate that the majority of virtual team research in education has mostly focused on students enrolled in business courses. Additionally, virtual teams have primarily been used for connecting students across the classroom and supporting global teamwork to simulate real-world working contexts.

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