CORAL: Collaborative Online Research And Learning
 

Collaborative Communication Scale


Team:

The following statements are designed to better understand your experience with the collaborative experience. Your are to respond to each question using the following scoring system below. There are no right or wrong answers. Please be as honest as you can.

1 Very Strongly Disagree
2 Strongly Disagree
3 Disagree
4 Agree
5 Strongly Agree
6 Very Strongly Agree

  1. The Tangram exercise was helpful in learning to collaborate.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  2. Video-Conferencing provided team members with much of the face-to-face familiarity that comes with physical presence, including elements of facial expression, body language, and eye contact.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  3. Team Logos and team mottos helped to establish team identity.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  4. The CORAL homepage was easy to access and retrieve collaborative papers.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  5. Photographs of team members (names to faces) were helpful in relating to team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  6. The collaborative chapter helped to explain that communication is not simple.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  7. Exchanging E-mail addresses during the first week of class was valuable in beginning the teams communication process.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  8. The Webboard encouraged you to articulate ideas in the context of a discussion with team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  9. Webboard postings were task oriented.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  10. The division of labor among team members was acceptable.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  11. Task roles facilitated team members to carry out the research proposal.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  12. Team members were committed to the collaborative project.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  13. Team members checked Webboard postings on a daily basis.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  14. I gained a better understanding of participating in a "work-group."
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  15. We capitalized on the individual strengths of team members in completing the research proposal.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  16. Maintenance roles facilitated team members to consider the needs of others.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  17. Team members collaborated effectively with their project guide.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  18. Progress on the team research proposal was directly related to team collaboration.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  19. Project guide(s) assisted in resolving disagreements between team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  20. Webboard postings assisted team members in keeping focused on the research proposal.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  21. Team members used File-Manager to post revisions of team projects.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  22. Chat sessions were useful in clarifying responsibilities of team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  23. Video conferencing helped team members clarify misperceptions.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  24. We used a timeline to carry out the collaborative research project.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  25. Chats were helpful in clarifying task assignments for the research proposal.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  26. Sharing responsibilities with team members took time for me to adjust to.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  27. Team members selected words for Webboard postings that were not offensive to others.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  28. The Chat Room (Coral Reef) was a practical communication tool.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  29. Team members gained knowledge on how to share in decision-making.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  30. My team had a set of rules about how we worked together.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  31. Diverse opinions were expressed among team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  32. There were defined roles for team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  33. Leadership roles were shared by team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  34. Chat-room clarified roles with distant team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  35. Video-Conferencing assisted team members in keeping focused on the research proposal.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  36. The project guide(s) were valuable in clarifying collaborative objectives.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  37. Technical problems are natural with on-line collaborative projects.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  38. I was able to communicate effectively with project guides.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  39. The File-Manager was a practical communication tool.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  40. Collaborative team work was enhanced through the integration of video conferencing and collaborative electronic tools (i.e. file manager, chat room, Webboard, team calendar, coral home page).
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  41. The On-line calendar helped my team plan and meet deadline dates.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  42. New learning (video conferencing) was required for team members to successfully interact with each other.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  43. Progress was hindered by occasional disagreements among team members.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  44. I consulted team members regarding research proposal task questions.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  45. Technology used in the course helped me to collaborate with team members
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  46. Video conferencing fostered teambuilding.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  47. The WebBoard helped to organize team ideas.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  48. The Chat room facilitated team decision-making.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

  49. Project guides were helpful in fostering collaboration.
    Very Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Disagree
    Disagree
    Agree
    Strongly Agree
    Very Strongly Agree

© - Treadwell,T Ashcraft,D. & Kumar,V.K. For permission to use contact ttreadwell@wcupa.edu