17.191 new books: communities, communication, teaching & technology

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 191.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 06:39:33 +0100
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Communities and Technologies

    edited by

    Marleen Huysman
    Dept. of Information Systems, Marketing and Logistics, Vrije Universiteit
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Etienne Wenger
    Volker Wulf
    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.

         * 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,
    J.D. Smith.

    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

    edited by

    Carolyn Dowling
    Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Australia

    Kwok-Wing Lai
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


    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.

    Melbourne 2003 Committees. Melbourne 2003 Sponsors. Preface; C.Dowling,
    Kwok-Wing Lai.
         * 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:
    T. Haaksma.
         * 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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