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Presentation
Toward a User-Centered I2-Enabled Collaborative Learning and Teaching Environment: The Cal Poly Scandinavian Style Participatory Design Project
Internet2 Fall 2005 Member Meeting (2005)
  • Helen Y Chu, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Franz Kurfess, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • David Gillette, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Craig Schultz, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Mary Somerville, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Marita Holst
  • Peter Lundkvist
  • Anita Mirijamdotter
  • Robert Sundlof
  • Seppo Tanskanen
  • Markus Tiburzi
Abstract
Information Technology Services and the University Library partnered to build an Internet2-enabled Learning Commons (LC) at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. The project team now extends the campus partnership model to include student and faculty users in collaboratively applying Scandinavian style co-design methodologies for physical and virtual learning and teaching environments. The interactive design approach was tested from January to June 2005 with funding from a U.S. Office of Naval Research Internet2 MiniGrant subcontract award. The project evaluated the efficacy of an interactive design/redesign methodology for encouraging user-driven, boundary-crossing information exchange and knowledge creation. Involving graduate and undergraduate students in human computer interaction (HCI), knowledge management (KM), information science (IS), and social informatics (SI) from three institutions in two countries, the results suggest the efficacy of iterative interactive evaluation when it is intentionally embedded within course curriculum design. These findings now drive the creation of innovative curriculum-integrated learning projects that intend to harness the Learning Commons' user-centered, I2-enabled socio-technical infrastructure through advancing users' information and communication technology (ICT) proficiencies concurrent with building their interactive evaluation capabilities. Current research aims to refine co-design methods supportive of innovative learning and teaching strategies facilitated by a robust suite of services and toolsets.
Publication Date
Fall September 20, 2005
Citation Information
Helen Y Chu, Franz Kurfess, David Gillette, Craig Schultz, et al.. "Toward a User-Centered I2-Enabled Collaborative Learning and Teaching Environment: The Cal Poly Scandinavian Style Participatory Design Project" Internet2 Fall 2005 Member Meeting (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/helen_chu/11/