All WCC2010 workshops canceled

May 3rd, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt No comments »

We received notification that all WCC 2010 workshops are canceled:

The final verdict is (I am sorry to say) that all workshops are canceled.

I think we do not need to express our deep disappointment out this decision. At the moment we are trying to organize some stuff in an EduPunk way, so please stay tuned about what we’ll come up with…

Workshop will be very open

April 21st, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt No comments »

As we have learnt in the recent weeks, Brisbane is far away from many parts of the world and not easy to reach. That’s why we decided to make the MicroECoP a very open workshop with many opportunities for remote participation. Many examples (like the connectivism & connective knowledge course by Downes and Siemens) show the power and collective power of such formats. We will thus make MicroECoP an open web-event, where people can join dedicated sessions, the accepted papers will be presented and burning issues regarding microblogging and education can be discussed.

We will schedule the workshop in a way that people from most time zones will find a slot for remote participation.

If you have any requirements, questions or suggestions we should consider, please let us know in the comments…

Reviewing has begun

March 19th, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt No comments »

Today we asked the PC members to review the submissions for the workshop. We will inform all paper authors by April, 5th 2010 about the acceptance of their papers.

Submission of papers now possible

March 2nd, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt No comments »

There are still 14 days until the deadline for the workshop, but from now on you can submit your contributions via the EasyChair submission system.

Just create an account here and submit your paper. Until the deadline you can resubmit your work as often as you want.

Program committee updates

February 12th, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt 1 comment »

We asked a lot of awesome people to join the program committee for the workshop and help us reviewing papers for the workshop and so many of them agreed to be part of the game. Thank you so much.

You can see the tentative list of PC members here.

Announcing MicroECoP

February 10th, 2010 by Wolfgang Reinhardt No comments »

Microblogging has become a very popular social networking activity in the recent years. The limitation of 140 characters constrains the user to send concise messages. Twitter and other popular microblogging tools have acted as catalysts for a flurry of new and fast exchange of thoughts and artefacts, and from these activities a new area of research has emerged. There are case studies for the application of microblogging in scientific conferences, educational courses, distributed software engineering teams and corporate project groups.

A number of questions are emerging from the early use of micro-blogs as social networking tools that connect communities of practice and interest. These include: How can microblogs support the development of professional communities of practice? How can microblogs be effectively incorporated into formalised professional learning? How can we measure the optimum levels of engagement necessary for microblogs to be successful social networking tools within professional communities of practice? How are communities of practice enhanced or enriched as a result of the application of microblogs? What about issues of security, privacy and intellectual property – how can these be protected? Do the filtering features on microblogs constitute semantic tools?

The workshop will take place at the WCC 2010 conference in Brisbane, Australia. It focuses on current research trends in the application of microblogging in various domains. The workshop seeks to attract quality research papers that propose solutions to the issues identified above. The workshop also seeks papers that comment how the application of micro-blogging can impact on real life experiences in diverse communities. It aims to bring together scientists and engineers who work on designing and/or developing the above mentioned solutions, as well as practitioners who use and evaluate them in diverse authentic environments.

The organisation committee
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Steve Wheeler
Graham Attwell
Johannes Magenheim