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Learning in Communities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology (Human-Computer Interaction)by John M. Carroll
Synopses & Reviews
Most learning takes place in communities. People continually learn through their participation with others in everyday activities. Such learning is important in contemporary society because formal education cannot prepare people for a world that changes rapidly and continually. We need to live in learning communities. This volume gathers together all of the scholarly materials directly emanating from a workshop held in August 2005, when a multidisciplinary group of scholars met at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology to discuss 'learning in communities'. Initially, a sectioned report on the workshop was published as a special section in the Journal of Community Informatics in 2006. Subsequently, a special issue of 5 full papers was published in the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and a special section of 2 full papers was published in the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Because formal education cannot meet all learning needs, community learning is vital. In 2005, a group of multidisciplinary scholars met for a workshop on learning in communities, and this book is a compilation of papers that emanated from that workshop.
Most learning takes place in communities. People continually learn through their participation with others in everyday activities. Such learning is important in contemporary society because formal education cannot prepare people for a world that changes rapidly and continually. We need to live in learning communities. This collection of papers is not the definitive summary of learning in communities. It is assuredly more prolegomena than coda. Learning is increasingly recognized as a critical facet of lifetime activity, one that must become better integrated with all that people do. At the same time, community structures are increasingly recognized as a critical category of social organization - flexible and adaptable, capable of innovation and development, and yet just as strongly nurturing and supportive. The promise of learning in communities lies ahead of us. This set of essays intends to propel us all along that path.
About the Author
John M. Carroll is Edward M. Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include methods and theory in human-computer interaction, particularly as applied to networking tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive information systems. Carroll serves on several editorial and advisory boards and is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions. He received the Rigo Award and the CHI Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Silver Core Award from International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), and the Goldsmith Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Table of Contents
Introduction John M Carroll Section 1 Community Inquiry and Informatics: Collaborative Learning through ICT Ann Peterson Bishop, Bertrum C Bruce and Cameron Jones The Participant-Observer in Community-based Learning as Community Bard John M Carroll Learning in Communities: A Distributed Intelligence Perspective Gerhard Fischer Spiders in the Net: Universities as Facilitators of Community-based Learning Gerhard Fischer, Markus Rohde and Volker Wulf Designing Technology for Local Citizen Deliberation Andrea Kavanaugh and Philip Isenhour Supporting the Appropriation of ICT: End-User Development in Civil Societies Volmar Pipek, Mary Beth Rosson, Gunnar Stevens and Volker Wulf Developmental Learning Communities Mary Beth Rosson and John M Carroll Social Reproduction and its Applicability for Community Informatics Lynette Kvasny Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age Lynette Kvasny, Nancy Kranich and Jorge Reina Schement Radical Praxis and Civic Network Design Murali Venkatesh and Jeffrey Owens Section 2 Local Groups Online: Political Learning and Participation Andrea Kavanaugh, Than Than Zin, Mary Beth Rosson, John M Carroll, Joseph Schmitz and B Joon Kim Community-based Learning: The core cometency of residential, research-based universities Gerhard Fischer, Markus Rohde and Volker Wulf Sustaining a community computing infrastructure for online teacher professional development: A case study of designing Tapped In Umer Farooq, Patricia Schank, Alexandra Harris, Judith Fusco and Mark Schlager Expert Recommender: Designing for a Network Organization Tim Reichling, Michael Veith and Volker Wulf Patterns as a Paradigm for theory in community based learning John MCarroll and Umer Farooq Infrastructures as Institutions Murali Venkatesh and Mawaki Chango Supporting Community Emergency Management Planning through a Geo-collaboration Software Architecture Wendy A Schafer, Craig H Ganoe and John M Carroll
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