Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 191.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Communities and Technologies
Dept. of Information Systems, Marketing and Logistics, Vrije Universiteit
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Siegen and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
The book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research
field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such
as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems,
Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing
and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social
capital. As a result of a very quality-oriented review process, the work
reflects the best of current research and practice in the field of C&T.
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
* How Practice Matters: A Relational View of Knowledge Sharing; C.
Østerlund, P. Carlile.
* Structural Analysis of Communities of Practice: An Investigation of
Job Title, Location and Management Intention; J.T. Allatta.
* Episteme or practice? Differentiated Communitarian Structures in a
Biology Laboratory; F. Créplet, O. Dupouët, E. Vaast.
* We Can See You: A Study of Communities' Invisible People through
ReachOut; V. Soroka, M. Jacovi, S. Ur.
* Email as Spectroscopy: Automated Discovery of Community Structure
within Organizations; J.R. Tyler, D.M. Wilkinson, B.A. Huberman.
* Multimedia Fliers: Information Sharing With Digital Community
Bulletin Boards; E.F. Churchill, L. Nelson, L. Denoue.
* Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge Communities; B. van den Hooff, W.
Elving, J.M. Meeuwsen, C. Dumoulin.
* Uses of information sources in an Internet-era firm: Online and
offline; A. Quan-Haase, J. Cothrel.
* Communities and other Social Structures for Knowledge Sharing - A
Case Study in an Internet Consultancy Company; I. Ruuska, M. Vartiainen.
* Intranets and Local Community: 'Yes, an intranet is all very well,
but do we still get free beer and a barbeque?' M. Arnold, M.R. Gibbs, P.
* Learning and Collaboration across Generations in a Community; M.B.
Rosson, J.M. Carroll.
* The African Dream - a Pan-African E-community Project; D. Biggs, C.
* The Role of Social Capital in Regional Technological Innovation:
Seeing both the wood and the trees; L. Tamaschke.
* Weak Ties in Networked Communities; A. Kavanaugh, D.D. Reese, J.M.
Carroll, M.B. Rosson.
* A Bayesian Computational Model of Social Capital in Virtual
Communities; B. Kei Daniel, J.-D. Zapata-Rivera, G. McCalla.
* I-DIAG: From Community Discussion to Knowledge Distillation; M.S.
Ackerman, A. Swenson, S. Cotterill, K. DeMaagd.
* The Role of Knowledge Artifacts in Innovation Management: The Case of
a Chemical Compound Designer CoP; S. Bandini, E. Colombo, G. Colombo, F.
Sartori, C. Simone.
* Supporting an Experiment of a Community Support System: Community
Analysis and Maintenance Functions in the Public Opinion Channel; T.
Fukuhara, M. Chikama, T. Nishida.
* Patients' Online Communities Experiences of Emergent Swedish
Self-help on the Internet; U. Josefsson.
* When Users Push Back: Oppositional New Media and Community; L.A.
* Babel in the international café: A respectful critique; B. Trayner.
* Synchronizing Asynchronous Collaborative Learners; J. Lundin.
* Community Support in Universities - The Drehscheibe Project; M. Koch.
* Adding Connectivity and Loosing Context with ICT: Contrasting
learning situations from a community of practice perspective; P. Arnold,
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1611-5 Date: September 2003 Pages: 496 pp.
EURO 131.00 / USD 144.00 / GBP 90.00
Information and Communication Technology and the Teacher of the Future
Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
IFIP INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING -- 260
This collection of papers presents a very comprehensive overview of the
concerns and developments in the use of Information and Communication
Technologies that are currently of relevance to educators and educational
policy makers across the globe. While the papers in one sense incorporate
wide-ranging perspectives deriving from varying national contexts, their
grouping within topic areas reveals more commonalities of concern than
The first topic area, The Teacher of the Future as a Professional, focuses
on the changing requirements for both the initial preparation and the
continuing professional education of teachers. The second area, Classroom
Roles of the Teacher of the Future is concerned more specifically with the
way in which developments in Information and Communication Technologies are
changing the way in which teachers interact with students. Finally, the
section Teaching and Learning Environments of the Future examines a range
of pedagogical scenarios in differing stages of development and
implementation, each of which provides a special insight into how the
"classroom of the future" might function.
This book is one of the outcomes of the Working Conference on "ICT and the
Teacher of the Future", which took place in Melbourne, Australia in January
2003 under the auspices of the International Federation for Information
Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 3, Working Group 3.1 (Secondary
Education) and Working Group 3.3 (Research). In addition to the text of the
papers delivered by the three keynote speakers, the book comprises a
selection of papers that have been rigorously reviewed and subsequently
undergone an additional process of collaborative editing.
CONTENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS
Melbourne 2003 Committees. Melbourne 2003 Sponsors. Preface; C.Dowling,
* Section 1: Setting the Scene - The Keynote Addresses. The Teaching
Profession: A Networked Profession in New Networked Environments; B. Cornu.
Designing Learning Experiences: Supporting Teachers in the Process of
Technology Change; B. Harper. The Teacher - A Forgotten Stakeholder? D.
* Section 2: The Teacher of the Future as a Professional. ICT, National
Policies, and their Impact on Schools and Teachers' Development; R.M.
Bottino. Using an Educational Consensus to Reach Educational Technology
Tipping Point; R. Carlsen. Path to the Future: Generative Evaluation for
Simultaneous Renewal of ICT in Teacher Education and K-12 Schools; N.
Davis, M. Kemis, N. Johnson. ICT and Future Teachers: Are We Preparing for
E-learning? A. Jones. Developing a European Pioneer Teacher Community for
School Innovation; V. Midoro, S. Bocconi, A. Martin, F. Pozzi, L. Sarti. A
New Qualification and Certification for Specialist ICT Teachers; S.
Schubert. In Service Teacher Development Using ICT: First Step in Lifelong
Learning; J.A. Valente. Raising the Standards: ICT and the Teacher of the
Future; I. Webb, T. Downes. Professional Development Needs of Teachers
Managing Self-Guided Learning; W. Weber.
* Reports of Focus Group Discussions: Group A- The Teacher as a
Professional: Fostering Professionalism; Chair: R. Morel. Rapporteur: P.
Nicholson. Group B- The Professional Teacher: Contexts, Capabilities and
Competencies; Chair: S. Schubert, Rapporteur: T. Downes.
* Section 3: Classroom Roles of the Teacher of the Future. Developing
ICT Leadership Skills for Teachers of the Future; D. Chambers. The Effects
of Attitudes, Pedagogical Practices and Teachers' Roles on the
Incorporation of ICT into the School Curriculum; M. Cox. From Facilitator
to Knowledge-Builder: A New Role for the Teacher of the Future; E.
Hartnell-Young. Teacher Empowerment and Minimalist Design; Wing-Wah Ki, A.
Ling-Sung Chung, Ho-Cheong Lam. Innovative Classroom Practices and the
Teacher of the Future; N. Law. From Teacher Education to Professional
Development for E-learning in an E-society; R. Morel, J.-C. Domenjoz, C.
Lachat, C. Rossi. Technology Matters But Good Teachers Matter More; G. Romeo.
* Reports of Focus Group Discussions: Group C- The Role of the Teacher;
Chair: M. Cox. Rapporteur: S. Kennewell. Group D- The Role of Teachers:
Lifelong Learners in a Community of Practice; Chair: W. Weber. Rapporteur:
* Section 4: Teaching and Learning Environments of the Future.
Mathematical Teaching and Learning Environment Mediated by ICT; G.
Chiappini, B. Pedemonte, E. Robotti. Distant Actors on a Digital Campus, or
Sharing and Crumbling Pedagogical Responsibility; H. Godinet. ICT and the
Quality of Teaching: Some Hungarian Results of the OECD ICT Project; A.
Kárpáti. Developing Research Models for ICT-Based Pedagogy; S. Kennewell.
Technology Access: Resources Wasted in Computer Laboratories; K. Kiili.
Teacher in the Mobile World; J. Multisilta, H. Keiho, H. Ketamo. Using
Portable Computer Technologies to Support Learning Environments; P.
Newhouse. E-Learning, ICT, and Learning Portals for Schools; F. Ruiz
Tarragó. Slash 21: A New School and a New Way of Learning; H. van Dieten.
* Reports of Focus Group Discussions: Group E- Teaching Environments:
Key Influences and Considerations; Chair: M. Kendall. Rapporteur: J. Wibe.
Group F- Knowledge Building Communities: Creating New Learning and Teaching
Environments; Chair: J. Multisiltas. Rapporteur: B. Cornu. Index of
Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-7604-5 Date: September 2003 Pages: 322 pp.
EURO 135.00 / USD 150.00 / GBP 93.00
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