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Learning in Communities

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology

By John M. Carroll

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Because formal education cannot meet all learning needs, community learning is vital. In 2005, a group of multidisciplinary scholars met for a workshop on learning in communities, and this book is a compilation of papers that emanated from that workshop.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8480-0331-6
  • 280 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: February 24, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Most learning takes place in communities. People continually learn through their participation with others in everyday activities. Such learning is important in contemporary society because formal education cannot prepare people for a world that changes rapidly and continually. We need to live in learning communities. This volume gathers together all of the scholarly materials directly emanating from a workshop held in August 2005, when a multidisciplinary group of scholars met at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology to discuss ‘learning in communities’. Initially, a sectioned report on the workshop was published as a special section in the Journal of Community Informatics in 2006. Subsequently, a special issue of 5 full papers was published in the Journal of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, and a special section of 2 full papers was published in the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Section 1.
  3. Community Inquiry and Informatics.
  4. The Participant
  5. Observer in Community
  6. based Learning as Community Bard.
  7. Learning in Communities.
  8. Spiders in the Net.
  9. Designing Technology for Local Citizen Deliberation.
  10. Supporting the Appropriation of ICT.
  11. Developmental Learning Communities.
  12. Social Reproduction and its Applicability for Community Informatics.
  13. Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age.
  14. Radical Praxis and Civic Network Design.
  15. Section 2.
  16. Local Groups Online.
  17. Community
  18. based Learning.
  19. Sustaining a community computing infrastructure for online teacher professional development.
  20. Expert Recommender.
  21. Patterns as a Paradigm for theory in community based learning.
  22. Infrastructures as Institutions.
  23. Supporting Community Emergency Management Planning through a Geo
  24. collaboration Software Architecture.

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