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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: WIKI RESEARCH WORKSHOP

CSCL2007
RUTGERS STATE UNIVERSITY, NEW JERSEY, JULY 17

Dear Colleagues,

We invite researchers with an interest in the design and educational use of
wiki technology to participate in this pre-conference workshop on July 17,
2007. The workshop will make a link between research in the CSCL community
and emerging, issues related to wiki design development and use in the
workplace, schools, museums and other cultural institutions. The event is
organized by KALEIDOSCOPE member InterMedia, University of Oslo and the
School of Informatics, Indiana University.  Registration deadline is April 15.

We hope to see you in the wiki and at the workshop!
Andreas Lund

Registration Contact: [log in to unmask]

Co-organizers: Palmyre Pierroux ([log in to unmask]), Ole Smørdal
([log in to unmask]) Ingvill Rasmussen
([log in to unmask]) at InterMedia, University of Oslo
Eli Bevis ([log in to unmask]) at Indiana University.


WORKSHOP TITLE: EMERGING ISSUES IN WIKI RESEARCH: KNOWLEDGE ADVANCEMENT AND
DESIGN

Date: Tuesday, July 17

Aims & Objectives:
Wiki technology is increasingly explored as a means of supporting
collaborative learning activities. The flexibility of wikis' open
architecture, the social and democratic aspects of authoring shared spaces
and texts, and the potential to expand functionalities through the design of
metadata holds enormous appeal for schools, universities, museums,
workplaces and virtual communities. The aim of this workshop is to identify
emerging issues and perspectives in CSCL research that are central to the
development and design of wiki technology as a platform for knowledge
advancement.

Topics Include:
The workshop will draw on CSCL research to explore two interrelated themes:
design and knowledge advancement. The knowledge advancement theme explores
the educational use of wikis inside different kinds of institutions and
knowledge domains. How do the open architecture and shared authorship
features of wiki software challenge the structure of classroom cultures and
established concepts of accountability in collaborative knowledge building?
The design theme explores the balance and design of affordances and features
such as prompts and reminders to support cognitive development and social
interaction in wikis. Designs that afford spaces for teachers and other
types of experts will also be in focus.

Activities:
Participants will be invited to contribute to a 'wiki on wiki research' in
advance of the full-day workshop. Topics raised in the wiki will inform the
planning of workshop activities. Speakers will briefly introduce and lead a
series of moderated discussions to exchange ideas and debate these central
issues. Redesign of the 'wiki research wiki' as a CSCL resource is planned
as a topic.

Contact person:
Andreas Lund, InterMedia, University of Oslo
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