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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:
http://www.cscl2005.org/welcome.htm

Deadline for submission : December 15, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2005

Interactive events are intended to enable participants to experiment
with
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,
or
existing interactive technologies that supports a specific pedagogical
model of collaborative learning. Interactive events may be scheduled in
a
particular time slot, take place asynchronously over several days, or be
a
mixture of both. Possible formats are limited only by proposers'
imaginations, but should include a significant measure of participation
by
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
several
   days, e.g., to discuss an issue of common interest to the CSCL
   community.

   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
   interaction.

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
are
also encouraged. The best proposals will engage participants in
exploring
issues
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
want
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
    limit).

  * 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])

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