Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series

Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace

CSCL@Work

Editors: Goggins, Sean P., Jahnke, Isa, Wulf, Volker (Eds.)

  • Each chapter presents a case study for some element of CSCL at work
  • Research questions clearly delineated and answered within the case studies
  • Bridges the gap between CSCL and CSCW
  • Chapters represent presentations at the CSCW conference, after undergoing substantial revision and reworking
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About this book

This book is an edited volume of case studies exploring the uptake and use of computer supported collaborative learning in work settings. This book fills a significant gap in the literature. A number of existing works provide empirical research on collaborative work practices (Lave & Wenger, 1987; Davenport, 2005), the sharing of information at work (Brown & Duguid, 2000), and the development of communities of practice in workplace settings (Wenger, 1998). Others examine the munificent variation of information and communication technology use in the work place, including studies of informal social networks, formal information distribution and other socio-technical combinations found in work settings (Gibson & Cohen, 2003). Another significant thread of prior work is focused on computer supported collaborative learning, much of it investigating the application of computer support for learning in the context of traditional educational institutions, like public schools, private schools, colleges and tutoring organizations. Exciting new theories of how knowledge is constructed by groups (Stahl, 2006), how teachers contribute to collaborative learning (reference to another book in the series) and the application of socio-technical scripts for learning is explicated in book length works on CSCL. Book length empirical work on CSCW is widespread, and CSCL book length works are beginning to emerge with greater frequency. We distinguish CSCL at Work from prior books written under the aegis of training and development, or human resources more broadly. The book aims to fill a void between existing works in CSCW and CSCL, and will open with a chapter characterizing the emerging application of collaborative learning theories and practices to workplace learning. CSCL and CSCW research each make distinct and important contributions to the construction of collaborative workplace learning.

About the authors

Dr. Sean Goggins is an Assistant Professor at the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA . His research considers how the uptake and use of information and communication technology creates new opportunities for small groups to come together and perform work, be social and dissipate physical boundaries that have historically restricted the growth of nascent organizations. In particular, Sean focuses his research on the integration of methods from phenomenological research traditions, social psychology, sociology, human information behavior and design studies to explore socio-technical phenomena within organizations and outside of canonical organizational boundaries. Dr. Isa Jahnke is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research on Higher Education and Faculty Development of the Dortmund University of Technology, Germany. Her academic background is in sociology, educational sciences and computer science. Isa Jahnke’s research considers on new forms of computer-mediated human structures by using new media. In particular, she focuses on the study of socio-technical informal learning by developing theories, concepts and methods. Professor Volker Wulf is on the faculty of information Systems and the director of the Media Research Institute at the University of Siegen . At Fraunhofer FIT , he heads the research group, User-centred Software-Engineering (USE ). He is also a founding member of the International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI ), Bonn. In 2006/07 Wulf spent a sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and at Stanford University, Palo Alto. His research interests lie primarily in the area of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Knowledge Management, Computer Supported Cooperative Learning, Entertainment Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Participatory Design, and Organizational Computing.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • CSCL@Work: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace—Making Learning Visible in Unexpected Online Places Across Established Boundaries

    Goggins, Sean P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • A Conceptual Framework for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work

    Fischer, Gerhard

    Pages 23-42

  • Theories of Collaborative Cognition: Foundations for CSCL and CSCW Together

    Stahl, Gerry

    Pages 43-63

  • CSCL@Networking: Regional Learning in Software Industries

    Rohde, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Work Based Learning: A Structure for Learning Through Work

    Mumford, John

    Pages 89-110

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1740-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1739-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7388-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace
Book Subtitle
CSCL@Work
Editors
  • Sean P. Goggins
  • Isa Jahnke
  • Volker Wulf
Series Title
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1740-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1740-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1739-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7388-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 333
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