Design and Spontaneity in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
The workshop “Design and Spontaneity in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning” (DS-CSCL) will take place in conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS19), 29-31 May 2013, at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest.
Technical description of the workshop
The DS-CSCL workshop is a meeting place for professionals in collaborative systems and in instructional technologies from academic and industry arenas, aiming to kindle dialogue and productive inquiries of socio-technical communities of learning.
Learning is an omnipresent process in communities of all purposes – from education in formal settings, to sense-making and problem-solving in team projects, and continuous career development (along technical, managerial, commercial dimensions etc). We invite inquiries into learning processes at various scales of time and place: local, ad-hoc solutions to unexpected problems; long-term cumulative knowledge production; learning in small, face-to-face teams, or in large, distributed, online communities; learning that is materialized in durable artifacts, and learning that is observed in fleeting, situated behaviors.
Computers and other information technologies have become backbones of communities of practice – fostering new acquaintances, mediating communication, synchronizing and bridging interactions, archiving and indexing information, supporting identity work and reputations. We welcome contributions that look at how information technology makes a difference in a given project: how does technology open novel possibilities of interaction? How does it bridge (or open) distances in time, space - or social distances? What are the side effects of technological mediation?
We invite full papers and short papers on the following topics, or rel