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Opening Keynote Session Announced for ER&L 2015, Amy Bruckman

ER&L 15 Anniversary logo_180X180Join us for ER&L’s 10th Anniversary Conference opening keynote session from Dr. Amy Bruckman entitled, “Supporting Online Creative Collaboration: Tools and Social Context” on February 23, 2015 at 8:45am Central/9:45am Eastern. LINK TO FREE STREAM

Supporting Online Creative Collaboration: Tools and Social Context

ERL 2015 Keynote Session by Amy BruckmanOnline collaboration has led to surprising successes like Wikipedia, YouTube, open-source software, and more. Yet we are still in the early days of understanding its potential, and how to deliberately engineer systems to make new things possible. Both tools and social context for collaboration shape what is possible. In this talk, I’ll present research at Georgia Tech on creating new collaborative systems and deploying them with real users.
Further, I’ll share empirical results on the context for collaboration, particularly how users’ (mis)understandings of copyright law affect their online behavior.
Amy Bruckman is a Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on online collaboration. She studies how to create a motivating and supportive context for creation and sharing, and learning through this process.
Bruckman received her Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab’s Epistemology and Learning group in 1997, her M.S.V.S. from the Media Lab’s Interactive Cinema Group in 1991, and a B.A. in physics from Harvard University in 1987.  In 1999, she was named one of the 100 top young innovators in science and technology in the world (TR100) by Technology Review magazine. In 2002, she was awarded the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies.
This session will streaming freely for the library community with support from SCELC.
Session sponsored by
Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)