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Dear CHI colleagues,
This is a call for submissions of Interactive Events to CSCL 2005 -
Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning to be held in
Taipei, Taiwan, May 30 - June 4, 2005. More information:
Deadline for submission : December 15, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2005
Interactive events are intended to enable participants to experiment
new interactive devices and environments for teaching and learning,
explore designs for collaborative activities, or to try and compare
methods for research and practice.
We encourage interactive events that make use of advanced technologies,
existing interactive technologies that supports a specific pedagogical
model of collaborative learning. Interactive events may be scheduled in
particular time slot, take place asynchronously over several days, or be
mixture of both. Possible formats are limited only by proposers'
imaginations, but should include a significant measure of participation
attendees. Here are some examples of possible formats:
A CSCL tool is made available on devices distributed throughout
the conference site, allowing participants to use the tool over
days, e.g., to discuss an issue of common interest to the CSCL
Participants are given hand-held computing devices along with a
data collection objective distributed across the conference
site. They bring their data that have been collected and engage in
a group sense-making activity.
Teachers and students who have been engaged in a long term
online learning community interact with other conference
attendees in a virtual conference, perhaps using the very online
environment in which they work (if appropriate). Some
representatives of the community attend the conference, while
others join in through virtual presence.
Several researchers with distinct yet complementary theoretical
and methodological perspectives analyze a common videotape,
showing an example of collaborative learning. Conference participants
join in with their own perspectives.
Groupware for online discussion both during, before and after any of
the conference events may also be used to extend the extent of
Demonstrations that include hands-on use are encouraged, as well as
demonstrations that support specific pedagogical models of collaborative
learning. Approches that integrate existing technologies, such as
hand-held devices with a web-based collaborative learning environment
also encouraged. The best proposals will engage participants in
related to the technology or a learning scenario being addressed.
These are only a few examples to convey the range of possibilities, and
are not meant to be exaustive. Please contact us, Anders Morch
([log in to unmask]) and Hiroaki Ogata
([log in to unmask]) in advance of your final proposal if you
to discuss your ideas.
The proposal should be no more than 3 pages in length, and include:
* Title of interactive event.
* Organizers' names, affiliation and addresses, email, telephone,
fax, and URL (if appropriate).
* If there is more than one organizer, identify the point of
contact and the roles of other organizers.
* Short (appx 200 word) abstract describing the event in a manner
suitable for use in conference promotional materials and programs.
* Objective of the event from the participants' standpoint: what
will participants (possibly including the organizers) learn?
* Description of the event itself. Give a narrative of the flow
of events, including roles of organizers and participants.
Include examples of materials, hardware, software and other
technologies used as appropriate.
* Summary of scheduling needs. ("One-shot" event in a room? If
so, how long? Asynchronous or face to face events distributed
over the conference?)
* Number of participants you can accommodate (if there is a
* Summary of equipment needs. (We expect to be able to provide
standard computer and presentation equipment. We cannot commit
in advance to meet all requests. Proposers of events requiring
other equipment should begin discussions with conference
organizers as soon as possible and consider other ways to fund
the equipment rental.)
* Do you have a related submission to the papers track, or plan
to submit a related poster, panel, or workshop proposal?
The submission should be sent to one of the Interactive Events chairs:
Anders Morch ([log in to unmask]), and Hiroaki Ogata
([log in to unmask])