The Digital University — Building a Learning Community

  • Reza Hazemi
  • Stephen Hailes

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Reza Hazemi, Stephen Hailes
    Pages 1-5
  3. Stephen Hailes, Reza Hazemi
    Pages 7-25
  4. Jason A. Brotherton, Gregory D. Abowd
    Pages 71-93
  5. Martina Angela Sasse, Rachada Monthienvichienchai, Christopher Harris, Ismail Ismail, Richard Wheeldon
    Pages 139-166
  6. Kristina Edström
    Pages 193-202
  7. Rachada Monthienvichienchai, Martina Angela Sasse, Richard Wheeldon
    Pages 203-214
  8. Claude Viéville
    Pages 215-227
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


Ben Shneiderman The turbulence generated by the integration of information technology into higher education provokes more conversations than the weather. The hot winds of hyperpromises and the cold front of angry skeptics are clouding the judgment of administrators, faculty members, and national planners. A clear forecast is not likely to appear until implementations are in place and thoughtful evaluations are conducted. This edited collection points the way towards more clear thinking by presenting detailed reports about promising projects and a hint of the thoughtful evaluations that will be so important in the coming years. Multi-level evaluations will be necessary for developers to refine their user interfaces, for professors to adjust their teaching, and for administrators to understand how university life is being changed. The changes implied by the digital university are nicely categorized by the Dearing Report's four areas of activity: teaching, research, systems support, and administration. First generation collaborative software tools are already being applied in all four areas, and they are likely to become more sophisticated, integrated, and ubiquitous. Evaluating the impact of these tools in each area will be a prime occupation for several decades.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Reza Hazemi
  • Stephen Hailes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-478-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0167-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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