Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork

Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork

Reflective Practice is an important part of professional work. Although there have been numerous studies about the design to support distributed teamwork, we have very limited knowledge about how to foster reflective practices in their activities. This workshop aims at seeding such a research endeavor through a research discussion about the pressing need for cultivating reflective practices in computer-mediated distributed teamwork.

Specifically, we solicit position papers about one or more of the following research themes and the related research questions:
1.Understanding reflective practices in distributed teamwork. Example of related research questions: In what circumstance is reflection enhanced or increased? When is it discouraged?
2. Critical factors of the reflective practices in distributed teamwork Example of related research questions: How are an individual’s reflective practices impacted by the team context? How does an individual’s reflective practice affect his or her group’s practices?
3. Methodology for identifying and evaluating reflective practices in distributed teamwork Example of related research questions: How do researchers evaluate the reflective practices? How are these techniques similar and/or different when examining individual reflective practices and group reflective practices?
4.Socio-technical approaches  for fostering reflective practice in distributed teamwork Example of related research questions:  What roles might members be encouraged to play that matter most to reflective practices? Which are the best ways of supporting the development of group reflective practice in the context?

The workshop attendees will also engage in a world café activity about the research themes. Serving as a discussion forum, this workshop seeks to bring together a group of people to exchange ideas, share researching findings, and form new collaborations.

Organizers:
Lu Xiao, the University of Western Ontario Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University John M. Carroll, Pennsylvania State University

DECEMBER 15th is the New deadline for papers to the workshop “Cultivating Reflective Practices in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teamwork” @ iConference 2012 (Toronton, Canada, Feb 7 – 10, 2012)

Position Paper Format: up to 3 pages in length—as PDF files conforming to ACM style(http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates)

Submission deadline: Dec. 15th Notification of acceptance: Jan. 15th

Please send submission to lxiao24@uwo.ca with the subject “Workshop submission”. For more details about the workshop, please go to http://hci.fims.uwo.ca/pmwiki.php?n=Iconference.Iconference

Authors of accepted position papers will be invited to present their related work in the workshop. But paper submission is NOT required to attend the workshop. All iConference workshops are free with registration of the iConference2012: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/registration/

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