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Dan Suthers <[log in to unmask]>
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Dan Suthers <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 00:34:18 -1000
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(Subsequent to the original call I learned that we have flexibility in the
abstract date. Hence we extended this to April 1 due to the short notice. --

 Call for Abstracts (April 1, 300 words) and Papers (June 1) for
 Roles and Issues of Computational Media in Learning Communities
                          part of the
      Digital Documents and Collaborative Technologies Tracks
                  of the Thirty-third Annual
    Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)
                Maui, HI - January 4 - 7, 2000

Driven by the Internet revolution and the demand for computer literacy
skills, computational media are playing an increasing role in education
from pre-school through lifelong learning. For example, existing
technologies such as the Web, "chat" and newsgroups are being
appropriated for educational uses, too often without a critical analysis
of their suitability for supporting the learning activities they are
expected to support. Adaptation of existing technologies and design of
new digital document technologies should be undertaken with an
understanding of the role these technologies can play in the affective,
cognitive, and social processes of learning, and with sensitivity to the
subculture of the communities expected to adopt them. Relevant work is
being undertaken in many diverse communities of researchers and
practitioners. The goals of the mini-track are to present research, user
experience, best practices and challenges related to the introduction
and use of digital media in learning communities dedicated to education
from pre-school through lifelong learning. The mini-track is a follow-up
on the Workshop on Digital Documents in Education offered at HICSS, 1999.

Roles of digital media include (but are not limited to) support for:
 * development of reasoning skills
 * development of cooperative learning skills and processes
 * students with varied learning styles
 * communication within a learning community
 * communication between the learning community and other communities

Issues to be considered include:
 * Introducing digital media into the learning community
 * Impact of digital tool design on cognitive and social activities in
   learning communities
 * Implications of digital media for various sectors of a learning
 * New directions for digital media in learning communities

Minitrack Chairs:

Linda Glen Dembo
3769 Nathan Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Daniel D. Suthers
Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1680 East West Road, POST Bldg. Rm. 303A
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-3890 voice
(808) 956-3548 fax
e-mail: [log in to unmask]


April 1, 1999: 300-word abstract submitted to track chairs or minitrack
                chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.

June 1, 1999: Full papers submitted to the appropriate minitrack chair

Aug. 31, 1999: Minitrack Chair sends notice of accepted papers to Authors.

Oct. 1, 1999: Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, sent to minitrack chair;
              one author MUST register by this time.

Nov. 1, 1999: Registration and payment for all others.  Registrations
              received after this deadline may not be accepted due to space

HICSS-33 consists of eight tracks:

        Collaboration Systems and Technology Track
        Decision Technologies for Management
        Digital Documents Track
        Emerging Technologies Track
        Information Technology in Health Care Track
        Internet and the Digital Economy
        Organizational Systems and Technology Track
        Software Technology Track

For more information about these tracks and a list of minitracks each
consist of, please check the HICSS web page for full listing of the

Or contact the Track Administrator, Eileen Dennis, at [log in to unmask]

Dan Suthers
mailto:[log in to unmask]       Dept. of Information and Computer Sciences
(808) 956-3890 voice            University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-3548 fax              1680 East West Road, POST 303A      Honolulu, HI 96822