ASIS Midyear '98 Proceedings

Collaboration Across Boundaries:
Theories, Strategies, and Technology

Student Collaboration across Distances


Some educational institutions have extended the traditional university course model (i.e., instruction provided primarily through classroom interaction and independent study outside the classroom) through the use of collaborative communication technologies. The papers included in this panel examine this phenomenon from the student's perspective, focusing on the interaction among students, rather than the student-teacher interaction. The content as well as the methods used in the course at UNC focused on collaboration and collaborative technologies, and will be discussed by Will Sibert. The LEEP3 program at the University of Illinois will be discussed by Margaret Lewis, focusing on students' use of synchronous and asynchronous collaboration tools. Judith Weedman will report on a study of students' ability to use an electronic conference to "steal" knowledge and to shape and extend their own socialization.


Climbing into the Cyberspace Sandbox
Will Sibert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jill Gengler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Collaboration in Isolation: Working in Groups as a Distance Learning Student
Donna L. Wilson, University of Michigan

Burglar's tools: the use of collaborative technology in professional socialization
Judith Weedman, San Jose State University (contributed paper)

Moderator: Steve Hardin, Indiana State University

Panel presented at the 1998 midyear meeting of the Association for Information Science, May 17-20, 1998, Orlando, Florida.

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