Whenever we have a group of people collaborating virtually, whether in online learning or in virtual project collaboration, their work and organizational roles become invisible. We therefore need to design in aspects (affordances) of digital technology that enable group, coordination, joint sensemaking, and knowledge exchange. These studies investigate how such groups coordinate knowledge exchange and how we can support these processes.

Selected Papers:

Waters, J. & Gasson, S. (2015) “Supporting Metacognition in Online, Professional Graduate Courses.” Proceedings of Hawaii Intl. Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48), Jan. 5-8, 2015. Advances in Teaching and Learning Technologies minitrack, Collaboration Systems and Technologies.

Gasson, S. (2012) Analyzing Key Decision-Points: Problem Partitioning In The Analysis of Tightly-Coupled, Distributed Work-systems, International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach (IJITSA), 5(2), 57-83, July-December 2012. DOI: 10.4018/jitsa.2012070104

Waters, J. and Gasson, S. (2012) Using Asynchronous Discussion Boards To Teach IS: Reflections From Practice, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012, Orlando, USA, December 16-19, 2012. Association for Information Systems 2012, ISBN 978-0-615-71843-9, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2012/proceedings/ISCurriculum/9/

Gasson, S., and Agosto, D.E. (2008) ‘Millennial Students & Technology Use: Implications for Undergraduate Education,’ in: Education in HCI; HCI in Education – The HCIC 2008 Winter Workshop, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3., 2008. Fraser, CO. http://www.hcic.org/uploads/Gasson1178.pdf

Waters, J. and Gasson, S. (2006) ‘Social Engagement In An Online Community Of Inquiry’ in Proceedings of ICIS ’06, Milwaukee, WI, paper HCI-03. [Full research paper].