A Survey of Applications of CSCW Including Some in Educational Settings

Prasun Dewan
Proceedings of ED-MEDIA'93
June 1993, pages 147-152.

Abstract: CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) is an idea that was demonstrated as early as in the 1960s by Engelbart's pioneering work on the On-Line System (NLS), which offered computer-supported conferencing. Since that time, a variety of CSCW applications have been developed at several research laboratories and universities. Education is an inherently cooperative activity involving at least one teacher and pupil. In this paper, we connect the two fields together by taking the reader on a tour of CSCW applications and investigating their use in education.

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