Title: Visualization of Team Skills in Project-Based Learning

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 8-15
Authors: Kazuo Misue
Conference Name: The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2013)
- United Arab Emirates


In order to improve the effects of project-based learning (PBL), the author developed a visual tool that supports team organization by visually representing the personal skills data of team members. In a PBL activity performed by student teams, the organization of the teams gives rise to unexpected variations in level of learning. However, organizing appropriate teams is not so easy. The tool developed by the author visualizes the skills data of persons and teams in several representations. It makes it easy to identify the features of teams and their members, and helps eliminate trialand- error in the process of organizing teams. The author also evaluated the adequateness of past team organization by using actual skills data.