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Editing an Electronic Book in Virtual Team: Our Journey
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, University of Victoria, Canada ; , California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States ; , University of North Carolina, Wilmington, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper reveals an in-depth exploration of the issues that arise while working on a multi-editor and multi-author book using electronic media for communication. It discusses every aspect of the process of editing a book from generating ideas to completing the task successfully. The process involves advertising, scheduling, creating an informative social networking site, maintaining quality and giving feedback. Project management skills are required to deal with a range of complex materials that presents challenges in comprehension, structure and consistency. Often, writers are so emotionally involved in their own work that they fill pages with great ideas but fail to express their true intent with the best choice of words. Working with internationally distributed team is challenging as well as motivating. This paper presents detailed anecdote of the process in developing personal connections among editors and with the chapter authors that made the group culture thrive.

Citation

Bhattacharya, M., Mach, N. & Moallem, M. (2011). Editing an Electronic Book in Virtual Team: Our Journey. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 2569). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 26, 2019 from .