Computer Supported Collaborative Writing

Computer Supported Collaborative Writing

by Mike Sharples (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540197829
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 03/25/1993
Series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Edition description: 1st Edition.
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 1.1 The Collaborative Tradition.- 1.2 New Ways of Working Together.- 1.3 Grand Plans or Small Tools.- 2 Research Issues in the Study of Computer Supported Collaborative Writing.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Background.- 2.3 Writing and Group Working.- 2.3.1 Single-Author Writing.- 2.3.2 Small-Group Working.- 2.3.3 Collaborative Writing.- 2.4 Research Issues.- 2.5 Task Issues.- 2.5.1 Strategies for Partitioning and Coordination.- 2.5.2 Interleaving Tasks.- 2.6 Group Issues.- 2.6.1 Substitutability and Interdependence Between Group Members.- 2.6.2 Roles.- 2.6.3 Management of Conflict.- 2.6.4 Sub-Groups.- 2.7 Communication Issues.- 2.7.1 Identifying the Purpose of a Communicated Representation.- 2.7.2 Communication in Context.- 2.7.3 Deindividuation and Media Effects.- 2.7.4 Structured Communication.- 2.8 External Representation Issues.- 2.8.1 What To Represent?.- 2.8.2 Constraints.- 2.8.3 Communication of Representations.- 2.8.4 Effects of Media on Representations.- 2.8.5 Version Management.- 2.9 Conclusion.- 3 Social Writing: Premises and Practices in Computerized Contexts.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Background.- 3.2.1 Perspectives.- 3.2.2 Technology.- 3.3 Case Studies.- 3.3.1 Case Study 1: A Specification.- 3.3.2 Case Study 2: A Document to Support Budget Allocation Decisions.- 3.4 Conclusions.- 4 Computer Networking for Development of Distance Education Courses.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Issues in Course Team Collaboration.- 4.2.1 Models of Course Development.- 4.2.2 Course Team Work: An Instrumental Perspective..- 4.2.3 Course Team Work: What it’s Really Like.- 4.3 Technology Support for Course Team Work.- 4.3.1 Networked Groupware.- 4.3.2 Three Success Stories.- 4.3.3 Factors Affecting Successful Implementation.- 4.4 Conclusion.- 5 How Collaborative is Collaborative Writing? An Analysis of the Production of Two Technical Reports.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Background and Method.- 5.3 Document 1: The Consultancy Report.- 5.3.1 Authors.- 5.3.2 Document and Facilities.- 5.3.3 Design and Procedure.- 5.3.4 Results for Document 1.- 5.4 Document 2: The Project Document.- 5.4.1 Authors.- 5.4.2 Document and Facilities.- 5.4.3 Design and Procedure.- 5.4.4 Results for Document 2.- 5.5 General Discussion.- 5.6 Conclusion.- 6 A Survey of Experiences of Collaborative Writing.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Method.- 6.3 Results.- 6.3.1 Document.- 6.3.2 Organization of Work.- 6.3.3 Group.- 6.3.4 Orientation.- 6.4 Discussion.- 6.4.1 Results.- 6.4.2 Coverage.- 7 Multimedia Conferencing as a Tool for Collaborative Writing: A Case Study.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.1.1 Collaborative Writing.- 7.1.2 Multimedia Conferencing.- 7.1.3 Collaborative Writing with Multimedia Conferencing Support.- 7.1.4 Case Study.- 7.2 Supporting Mechanism.- 7.2.1 CAR Multimedia Conferencing System.- 7.2.2 Electronic Mail.- 7.2.3 Shared Filestore.- 7.2.4 Consistency and Concurrency Control.- 7.3 Document Evolution.- 7.3.1 Generating Ideas.- 7.3.2 Managing the Development.- 7.3.3 Review and Commenting.- 7.3.4 Integration.- 7.3.5 Decision Making and Conflict Resolution.- 7.4 Assessment and Evaluation.- 7.4.1 Using Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes of Communication.- 7.4.2 SCCS.- 7.4.3 Sharing Applications.- 7.5 Conclusions.- 8 Reviewing Designs for a Synchronous-Asynchronous Group Editing Environment.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Cooperative Work.- 8.2.1 Direct Communication.- 8.2.2 Shared Artefacts.- 8.2.3 Broad-Based Requirements.- 8.3 Issues in Computer Support for Direct Communication.- 8.3.1 Some Ideas for Conversation Space Design.- 8.4 Issues in Shared Editor Design.- 8.4.1 Some Ideas for Shared Editor Design.- 8.5 Design Ideas for Integrating Conversation Spaces and Shared Editor.- 8.5.1 Establishing Referential Identity.- 8.5.2 Providing a “Global” Conversation Space.- 8.5.3 Playback Facilities.- 8.6 Discussion.- 9 A Case Study in Task Analysis for the Design of a Collaborative Document Production System.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Context of the Design.- 9.2.1 IBC and End-User Service Integration.- 9.2.2 Reasons for Undertaking the Design.- 9.2.3 The Selection of the Application.- 9.3 The Task Analysis Concepts.- 9.4 A Task Analysis of Multi-Author Multimedia Document Production.- 9.4.1 Task Observations.- 9.4.2 The Task Analysis.- 9.4.3 A Specific Instantiation of the Scenario.- 9.5 Discussion.- 9.5.1 The Final Design.- 9.5.2 Concluding Comments Concerning the Task Analysis.- 10 MILO: A Computer-Based Tool for (Co-)Authoring Structured Documents.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Designing Systems for Use Now.- 10.3 Introducing MILO.- 10.3.1 Related Systems.- 10.3.2 Notes.- 10.3.3 Creating Documents.- 10.3.4 Amending MILO Documents.- 10.3.5 Collaboration.- 10.3.6 Communicating via MILO.- 10.3.7 Viewing MILO Documents.- 10.4 Observations from Use of MILO.- 10.5 Future Work.- 10.6 Implementation.- 10.7 Summary.- References.- Name Index.

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