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Angela Page Traci-Ann Garrad

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While there is developing interest and value of the use of Virtual Teams to build collaboration, there is relatively little research into the benefits of adopting the Virtual Teams approach to address student learning in online university environments. Adoption of pedagogies to address the inability for students to meet face to face because of COVID-19 indicates the particular relevance for introducing an approach such as Virtual Teams. This article will show the results of a study using an online survey to investigate student perceptions of a course re-structure, designed to meet student needs in the 21st-century learning environment. Results indicated that all course redesign components were helpful as learning tools and tasks reflecting real-life scenarios were the most useful for learning outcomes. The implications for future use of Virtual Teams in online university courses in a post-COVID-19 world are also presented.

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