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Collaboration awareness tool for CSCL users (Euro-CAT-CSCL)

Objective

Awareness collaboration tool for CSCL users (Euro-ACT-CSCL) is a joint research project aiming to advance research knowledge in Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Learning (CSCL) and create interoperable computer tools to add to groupware systems and main Learning Management Systems (LMS) in order to enhance the effectiveness and quality of persons in computer distance work/learning context. CSCL systems offers the opportunity to work or learn collaboratively within different times and spaces, but at the same time, this capacity makes necessary to increase self regulation, group regulation and group awareness in order to achieve academic or work goals in this context (Houssman, 1991; Monereo, 2005). We focus in a new CSCL specific need, group’s time awareness and regulation, an individual competency in collaborative context that increases work planning and task regulation efficience, communication (Grudin, 1994), anticipation (Gutwin & Greenberg, 2002) and group coordination (Ellis & al, 1991). Time management on CSCL systems is a new research field, who needs to overpass the traditional dichotomic approach between (1) heuristic quick-fix approaches in professional/industrial time management and (2) experimental decontextualized approaches of chronometric time capacities made by psychological researchers. Trans-disciplinarian (psychology, computer engineering, human computer interaction, management sciences) and intersectoral collaboration (Industry-academia) is needed to increase knowledge on CSCL group’s time awareness and regulation, and elaborate new knowledge (scientific publications) and a concrete tool (Awareness Collaboration Tool) to help CSCL users being more efficient in this new work or learning context. Carring out this research project on a European multisector consortium will help make the results more transferable, and will makes easier the Awareness Collaboration Tool (ACT) distribution.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/computer hardware

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-3-1-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

Ouak.net
Address
Rue De Verdun 16
30900 Nimes
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 105 007
Administrative Contact
Margarida Romero (Ms.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 116 797
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Queralt González Matos (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE TOULOUSE II-JEAN JAURES
France
EU contribution
€ 18 682
Address
Allees Antonio Machado 5
31058 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annie Soulie (Ms.)
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 019
Address
Borough Road 103
SE10AA London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Plants (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL FUNDACIO PRIVADA

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Claravall 1-3
08022 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Montserrat Castelló Badia (Prof.)
FUNDACION BLANQUERNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 539
Address
Passeig Sant Gervasi 47
08022 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Montserrat Queralt Capdevila (Ms.)