Update: We uploaded the slides of his inspiring talk here.
On November 17th 2011, Prof. Gerhard Fischer from the University of Colorado, USA will visit our group. He will give a talk about “A Conceptual Framework for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work”. The talk will take place in Room C252 from 10:15 to 12:00. We cordially invite all students and members of the department!
Prof. Gerhard Fischer – A Conceptual Framework for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work
Center for LifeLong Learning & Design (L3D)
Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Date: November 17, 2011
Time: 10:15 – 12:00
The presentation identifies challenges for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work (CSCL@Work) by arguing that learning at work transcends our current understanding of learning as derived either from school learning or from current practices in adult education.
The presentation develops a number of themes defining a conceptual framework for CSCL@Work including the following: distributed cognition, integration of problem framing and solving, communities of interest, and meta-design, cultures of participation, and social creativity as approaches to learning when the answer is not known. It illustrates the framework with two narratives, identifies some trade-offs and barriers, and reflects on the impact and future of CSCL@Work.
Gerhard Fischer is a Professor of Computer Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, and the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design (L3D) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the Computer Human Interaction Academy (CHI) and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
His research is focused on: (1) learning, working, and collaborating with new media; (2) human-computer interaction; (3) cognitive science; (4) assistive technologies; and (5) transdisciplinary collaboration and education.
Fischer, G. (2011): “A Conceptual Framework for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work”, in S. Goggins, I. Jahnke & V. Wulf “CSCL at work”, Springer, Heidelberg, 2011 (in press) http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~gerhard/papers/2011/book-cscl-work.pdf
Fischer, G. (2007): “Designing Socio-Technical Environments in Support of Meta-Design and Social Creativity”, Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ’2007), Rutgers University, July pp. 1-10; http://l3d.cs.colorado.edu/~gerhard/papers/CSCL-2007.pdf