University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


A conceptual framework for computer-supported collaborative learning at work


Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fischer, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

date & place

Thursday, 17.11.2011, 10:15 h
Room C 252


The presentation identifies challenges for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at Work (CSCL@Work) by arguing that learning at work transcends our current understanding of learning as derived either from school learning or from current practices in adult education. The presentation develops a number of themes defining a conceptual framework for CSCL@Work including the following: distributed cognition, integration of problem framing and solving, communities of interest, and meta-design, cultures of participation, and social creativity as approaches to learning when the answer is not known. It illustrates the framework with two narratives, identifies some trade-offs and barriers, and reflects on the impact and future of CSCL@Work.