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Social interaction in collaborative writing environments
Wednesday the 22nd
On the basis of case studies, the purpose is to
provide basic knowledge of what and how analyse communication for writing
CSCW systems are transforming how people interact
with each other. This is particularly important to understand when co-authors
communicate in order to construct meaning together. What becomes pertinent
to analyse in mediated collaborative writing activities? How do co-authoring
tool affect / shape collaborative writing activities?
The role of communication in collaborative writing
Language as a symbolic tool
Different levels of communication
Comparing f-to-f and mediated communication from empirical collaborative
Reviewing design of CSCWriting
Questions for discussion
Plowman, L.(1995) ?The interfunctionality of talk and text?. Computer
supported cooperative work (CSCW) 3 : 1995 Kluwer academic Publishers.
Suggested extra literature
Tammaro, S.G., Mosier, J.N., Goodwin, N.C. & Spitz, G. (1997) Collaborative
Writing Is Hard To Support : A Field Study Of Collaborative Writing. In
Computer Supported Cooperative Work : The Journal Of Collaborative Computing
6 :, 1997, Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 19-51
Vygotski, L. (1986) Chapter 7 : Thought and word. Thought and language.
Cerratto, T. (1999) Instrumenting collaborative writing and its cognitive
tools. In proceedings Human Centered Processes HCP?99 10TH MiniEURO
conference- September 1999 Brest France, pp141-148.
Beck, E. & Bellotti, V. (1993). ?Informed Opportunism as Strategy
: Supporting Coordination in Distributed Collaborative Writing?. In
Proceedings of the Third Conference on Computer Cooperative Work 13-17
Sept. Milan, Italy. G. de Michelis, C. Simone and K. Schmidt (Eds.), pp.
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