Brainshop on Web and Collaborative Technologies for Higher Education (ICE2010)

Brainshop on Web and Collaborative Technologies for Higher Education (ICE2010)

Vienna, July 5th, 2010
In Conjunction with ICWE 2010

The goal of this brainshop is to create a community of people interested in harnessing the power of the web, to be able to provide collaborative technologies that foster new ways of Learning and Teaching. Our motivation is to improve education in a sustainable manner, both in technologically advanced countries as well as in developing countries. Participants interested in contributing to this event should be those that are passionate about providing (or helping to provide) high quality education and that are interested in exploring how web-collaboration technologies can assist in matters such as: preparation of class material and its execution, student collaboration in projects, tools supporting education and the creation and management of educational communities.

We envision this as an opportunity to gather and discuss about stories of success and failure, about ideas and possibilities; to build together a vision and define a plan towards its completion.
More precisely, the desired output of the event is to have:

– A consolidated document that describes what we feel is missing in this space, which are the problems we need to solve and technologies we need to develop in the short and medium term
– A concrete set of steps for how we may address these problems
– A set of consortia for coordinated submissions to european or NSF projects (or from other funding sources)

The event will have no formal proceedings. Results will be collected and published at the icebar web page. Furthermore, a summary of the results and vision will be published in the ICWE workshop proceedings.
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Collaboration between LiquidPub and ICST.org

We are happy to announce the collaboration between the LiquidPub project and The Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (ICST). ICST is a professional society that sponsors research, innovation and technology transfer to harness and maximize the benefits and impact of ICT in all sectors of human society. It actively uses Web 2.0 technologies to improve the way science is conducted, in particular, to promote democracy, transparency and quality in science. We are mainly interacting with the team of CreateNet.

You can read more about collaborations on the following links:

http://icst.org/liquid-publications/ – describes how LiquidBook and LiquidJournal concepts will be used, in particular, you are able to propose a new liquid book series

http://icst.org/reputation-index-ucount/ – describes UCount index, which is a community-defined reputation index that is calculated using the ResEval service of LiquidPub