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Self-Directed Learning Module To Improve Team Processes

In their observations of student teams working through the simulation, many professors confirm what the research into team dynamics clearly demonstrates: functional teams produce better results.

This semester, Capsim is making TeamMATE – our self-directed learning program on team effectiveness – available to all professors to beta test so that more students can experience the value of effective teamwork.

The tool is designed to:

  • Monitor
  • Analyze
  • Train, and
  • Evaluate

team processes during the simulation experience.

TeamMATE is based on three decades of research into teamwork. It offers two key tools:

  • A step-by-step online interface to teach all the key elements of effective team behaviors at the individual and team level, and
  • Online peer evaluation tool to provide hard evidence of where each individual and where each team is succeeding and struggling in their team behaviors

As a stand-alone teaching tool, TeamMATE allows you to have as much or as little input as you choose. We know some professors are fascinated by team dynamics and will choose to share their insights during class – TeamMATE provides a powerpoint presentation, reading list and data to support their teaching. Others will allow the students to learn and experience their team as happens in the real world – without external help – knowing there is plenty of support including the TeamMATE video lesson, ToolKit and additional exercises to support their development.

Beginning January 15,TeamMATE is in Open Beta and free to all.

For further information, click here for a recording of the recent Webinar on TeamMATE

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