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.Autorentext
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.Inhalt
IntroductionJohn M Carroll Section 1Community Inquiry and Informatics: Collaborative Learning through ICTAnn Peterson Bishop, Bertrum C Bruce and Cameron JonesThe Participant-Observer in Community-based Learning as Community BardJohn M CarrollLearning in Communities: A Distributed Intelligence PerspectiveGerhard FischerSpiders in the Net: Universities as Facilitators of Community-based LearningGerhard Fischer, Markus Rohde and Volker WulfDesigning Technology for Local Citizen DeliberationAndrea Kavanaugh and Philip IsenhourSupporting the Appropriation of ICT: End-User Development in Civil SocietiesVolmar Pipek, Mary Beth Rosson, Gunnar Stevens and Volker WulfDevelopmental Learning CommunitiesMary Beth Rosson and John M CarrollSocial Reproduction and its Applicability for Community InformaticsLynette KvasnyCommunities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital AgeLynette Kvasny, Nancy Kranich and Jorge Reina SchementRadical Praxis and Civic Network DesignMurali Venkatesh and Jeffrey Owens Section 2Local Groups Online: Political Learning and ParticipationAndrea Kavanaugh, Than Than Zin, Mary Beth Rosson, John M Carroll, Joseph Schmitz and B Joon KimCommunity-based Learning: The core cometency of residential, research-based universitiesGerhard Fischer, Markus Rohde and Volker WulfSustaining a community computing infrastructure for online teacher professional development: A case study of designing Tapped InUmer Farooq, Patricia Schank, Alexandra Harris, Judith Fusco and Mark SchlagerExpert Recommender: Designing for a Network OrganizationTim Reichling, Michael Veith and Volker WulfPatterns as a Paradigm for theory in community based learningJohn MCarroll and Umer FarooqInfrastructures asInstitutionsMurali Venkatesh and Mawaki ChangoSupporting Community Emergency Management Planning through a Geo-collaboration Software ArchitectureWendy A Schafer, Craig H Ganoe and John M Carroll