"Collaboratories" using Internet

l.hewson@unsw.edu.au
Tue, 14 Feb 1995 18:29:35 -0500


Dear colleagues,

I am currently seeking information on, or examples of, groups using
Internet as a realtime collaborative tool for problem-solving. There are
some international meteorological projects that involve shared synchronous
data from multiple locations, but I am more interested in examples (or
technologies) in which individuals collaborate in the generation of
something new. I am particularly looking to apply this to a design
education project with secondary school students as means of demonstrating
the power of groupthink, shared resources cross-cultural creativity etc.

Tools like CuSeeMe, Maven, Homer etc obviously have potential, but I cannot
find any reference (yet) to actual applications of these technologies. Can
anyone help?

Contact me directly if this request is OFF-TOPIC.

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Lindsay Hewson
Senior Lecturer
Professional Development Centre
University of New South Wales
Sydney 2052 Australia

phone: 02 385 5968
fax: 02 385 5970
email: l.hewson@unsw.edu.au

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