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Dear List Members,

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This is the second Call for Papers:

Computer-Support for Learning Communities: A Special Issue of the 
Journal Behavior & Information Technology ( 

Additional information about style format and instructions for authors can be found:

Important Dates: 
Submission Deadline: May, 30th, 2005 
Review Feedback: July, 15th, 2005 
Final Submission: September, 1st, 2005 

Processes of collaborative learning are highly dynamic, socially 
complex, and emergent. With regard to community-oriented educational 
settings, the traditional role of teachers, tutors, and trainers change 
basically, new didactical approaches and pedagogical competences are 
necessary. The technological support of community learning needs an 
integrated socio-technical perspective, taking socio-cultural processes 
as well as technical infrastructures into account. The special issue of 
BIT aims at overcoming the traditional perspective on individual and 
group learning, focussing on community-based practice, shared histories 
of learning, community-building (and collective identity-building), and 
commonly-gained experiences. 

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the issue will focus on the 
intersections and relationships between educational research and 
computer science as applied within CSCL scenarios. Topics of the special 
issue will include socio-cultural and related theories of community 
learning, case studies and empirical research results, and design 
requirements for the technological support of learning communities. 

This special issue follows two workshops on community-based learning at 
ICLS 2004 – 6th International Conference on Learning Sciences, June 
22-26, 2004, Santa Monica, California, USA, and at CSCL 2005 – 
International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 
May 30 – June 4,2005, Taipei, Taiwan. Furthermore, a related 
publication, a special issue of ACM SigGROUP Bulletin, appeared in the 
end of 2004. This issue will continue this international scientific 
discourse on community-based learning and technical support. 

Relevant contribution topics include, but are not limited to: 
- Contributions to theories of community-based learning and reflection 
  on existing theories 
- Didactical concepts and pedagogical approaches for community learning 
- New challenges and roles of teachers, tutors, and trainers in 
  community learning 
- Communities of practice in educational settings 
- Ethnography and case studies of diverse communities 
- Evaluation methods of community-oriented educational settings in 
  school and university 
- Support for community building and the negotiation of shared meaning 
- Technical support and infrastructures for learning communities 
- Support for mobile learning, e-learning, and blended learning for 

Guest Editors: 
- Markus Rohde (University of Siegen and International Institute for 
  Socio-Informatics (IISI), Bonn, Germany) 
- Gerry Stahl (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA) 
- Volker Wulf (University of Siegen and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany) 

Review Committee 
- Sasha Barab, Univ of Indiana,USA 
- Amy Bruckman, Georgia Tech., USA 
- Robbin Chapman, MIT Media Lab, USA 
- Jörg Haake, FernUni Hagen, Germany 
- Marleen Huysman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
- Yasmin Kafai, UCLA, USA 
- Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen, Germany 
- Markus Klann, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany 
- Michael Koch, Univ. Bremen, Germany 
- Tim Koshmann, Southern Illinois Univ., USA 
- Heinz Mandl, University of Munich, Germany 
- Bernhard Nett, Fraunhofer FIT and IISI, Germany 
- David W. Shaffer, University of Wisconsin, USA 
- Marcus Specht, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany 
- Dan Suthers, University of Hawai’i, USA 

Contact for Information and Submission 
Markus Rohde, Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI), Dorotheenstr. 76, 
53111 Bonn, Germany, Fon: +49 228 691043, Telefax: +49 228 691053, 
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