Call for Participation

Connecting Collaborative & Crowd Work with Online Education (tiny.cc/crowdworklearning) is a pre-conference workshop at CSCW 2015 (the 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing) and considers several aspects of how online educational resources can be improved by leveraging and coordinating the activities of multiple individuals. This one-day workshop takes place Sunday March 15 in Vancouver, before CSCW and concurrent with Learning at Scale.

If you are interested in participating please send an inquiry email to cscwcrowdonlinelearning-workshop@googlegroups.com with a brief paragraph explaining what you would like to submit, your background, a link to your website/papers, why you are interested, what you might like to present, or how you wish to contribute. Email inquiries will be responded to and submissions accepted on a rolling basis. But late registration fees for CSCW are charged after Jan 30.

There is a limit of 20 participants, so a response to your email will be provided about the likely fit of your submission beforehand.

The workshop will consider the following aspects of how online educational resources can be improved: 

1. Aligning the goals and activities of researchers and practitioners in creating instructional resources. When and how to enhance online educational resources via collaborative groups of instructors and researchers, instead of solitary instructors lecturing and creating assignments.

We also examine processes for less explicit coordination of activity in enhancing resources.

2. Unobtrusive sharing of insights between individuals solving related problems. Instructor-sourcing and Learning-sourcing, where interactive learning technologies are designed so that the activities of individuals solving related problems (such as instructors using a technology to create a lesson, or learners practicing an online exercise) can organically yield improvements to the technology’s interactions with future users.

3. Embedding Learning in Work settings. How to link online technology which supports work and problem-solving – such as decision and performance support systems – to just-in-time online training and educational resources. This includes implementing apprenticeship-like relationships between students and online workers to enhance learning, motivation, and independence.

This will be a focused work-shop with the goal of improving ongoing research and fostering new collaborations, and identifying the relevant knowledge, technology, and relationships to support actionable progress towards simultaneously doing development and research, via collaborations between practitioners and academics in multiple disciplines.

Submissions can take the form of an Abstract, Position paper, or Research Paper.

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CSCW 2015 Workshop Connecting Collaborative and Crowd Work with Online Education

Extended Abstract

Williams, J. J., Krause, M., Paritosh, P., Whitehill, J., Reich, J., Kim, J., Mitros, P., Heffernan, N., & Keegan, B. C. (2015). Connecting Collaborative & Crowd Work with Online Education. Workshop conducted at the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Vancouver, CA.

Extended Abstract