Human–Computer Interaction Series

Learning in Communities

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology

Editors: Carroll, John M. (Ed.)

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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 collection of papers is not the definitive summary of learning in communities. It is assuredly more prolegomena than coda. Learning is increasingly recognized as a critical facet of lifetime activity, one that must become better integrated with all that people do. At the same time, community structures are increasingly recognized as a critical category of social organization – flexible and adaptable, capable of innovation and development, and yet just as strongly nurturing and supportive. The promise of learning in communities lies ahead of us. This set of essays intends to propel us all along that path.

About the authors

John M. Carroll is Edward M. Frymoyer Chair Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include methods and theory in human-computer interaction, particularly as applied to networking tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and design of interactive information systems. Carroll serves on several editorial and advisory boards and is Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions.  He received the Rigo Award and the CHI Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Silver Core Award from International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), and the Goldsmith Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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"Learning in communities is for people involved in lifelong learning in all its manifestations: knowledge management, distributed learning, cognitive apprenticeship, communities of practice, or any of the other terms used in this diverse field. It is a book of wide scope, bringing together many viewpoints. … this book, in series of texts on human–computer interaction, is by academics for academics." (Alexa Campbell, Technical Communication, Vol. 56 (4), November, 2009)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Community Inquiry and Informatics: Collaborative Learning Through ICT

    Bishop, Ann Peterson (et al.)

    Pages 3-5

  • The Participant-Observer in Community-Based Learning as Community Bard

    Carroll, John M.

    Pages 7-10

  • Learning in Communities: A Distributed Intelligence Perspective

    Fischer, Gerhard

    Pages 11-16

  • Spiders in the Net: Universities as Facilitators of Community-Based Learning

    Fischer, Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

  • Designing Technology for Local Citizen Deliberation

    Kavanaugh, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 21-23

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning in Communities
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology
Editors
  • John M. Carroll
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-332-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-332-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-331-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-786-0
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 266
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