[Air-L] ICLS 2010 Pre-Conference Workshop CfP: Collaborative Learning with Interactive Surfaces

michael a evans mae at vt.edu
Thu Mar 18 09:10:41 PDT 2010

Dear All,

Please take a moment to review the workshop CfP below - feel free to  
distribute to colleagues whom might have interest...and, apologies for  
any cross-postings...



Call for Workshop Contributions

CfP: http://shareitproject.org/26

Collaborative Learning with Interactive Surfaces: An Interdisciplinary

Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA

Monday, 28 June 2010

9:00AM – 5:30PM

A preconference event of the 9th International Conference of the
Learning Sciences



This workshop brings together educators, engineers, and researchers
from diverse backgrounds who have a mutual interest in collaborative
learning with interactive surfaces. Because they allow multiple users
to interact concurrently, new interactive surfaces (tabletops,
whiteboards, etc.) have an unprecedented potential to support co-
located collaborative learning. As commercial hardware becomes
available and software tools mature, research on these technologies
need no longer be confined to technologists.

This workshop will familiarize participants with the current state of
interactive surfaces, connect them with current leaders in the field,
and prepare them for starting or refining their own research agenda.
The workshop will culminate in planning tangible outcomes that may
include grant proposals, a special journal issue, or an edited book on
the topic.

The target participants are educators, engineers, and researchers from
the Learning Sciences (LS) and Computer Supported Collaborative
Learning (CSCL) communities interested in building, implementing, and
evaluating interactive surfaces for learning and work.


The research space on collaborative learning with interactive surfaces
is vast and still largely unexplored. To cover this space, the
workshop will use the Open Space Technology method to flexibly divide
the workshop into smaller groups based on attendee interest. Thus, we
can support participants from diverse backgrounds (educators,
instructional designers, psychologists, ethnographers, computer
scientists, etc.) and diverse interests (laboratory studies, classroom
integration, museum use, etc.). All are welcome.

The goal of the workshop is both to inform and to build connections
between attendees. Breakout sessions will be led by current leaders in
the field and will encourage audience participation through discussion
and hands on demonstrations. Based on the interest of participants,
"birds of a feather" discussion groups will meet in parallel.

Due to space considerations, people interested in participating should
express their interest by 16 April 2010. Participants can either apply
as presenters, requiring a 2-page abstract, or as attendees. For
details on applying for participation, see the website: http://shareitproject.org/26


* Michael A. Evans, Department of Learning Sciences & Technologies, 	 
Virginia Tech, mae at vt.edu
URL: http://www.colab.soe.vt.edu/itemL/

* Jochen "Jeff" Rick, Department of Computing, Open University, j.rick at open.ac.uk
  URL: http://www.je77.com/research

An online copy of this CFP and up-to-date details of the workshop,
including a list of presenters and titles for their presentations, can
be found on the website: http://shareitproject.org/26

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