Archives for posts with tag: collaboration

Rick B. Duque: The Collaboration Paradox Revisited // Mapping  Developing World Science in the Internet Age

Veranstaltung im Rahmen unserer Vortragsreihe Internetforschung,
17. Mai 2010, 19h, Museumsquartier, Raum D

A half decade ago my colleagues and I reported a ‚collaboration paradox‘ with regards to the adoption, use, and impact of Internet technologies in the research process of Kenyan, Ghanaian and Keralan (India) scientists.

Our ongoing multi-method study (quantitative communication survey, qualitative interviews, and video-ethnography) examines the ways in which the research process differs among scientific communities located in developing regions by focusing on three questions: (1) Is collaboration associated with productivity in these regions?; (2) Is access and use of the Internet associated with reduced problems in collaboration in these regions?; and (3) what is the Internet‘s impact on the geographical distribution of professional contacts and publications in these regions? Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Produsage: A Special Issue of New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia

Call for papers: The concept of produsage points to
the shift away from conventional producer/consumer relationships,
and highlights the more fluid roles of users and contributors within
social media environments. Participants in open source projects, in
/Wikipedia/, in /YouTube/ and /Second Life/ are no longer merely
consuming or using preproduced material, but neither are they at all
times acting as fully self-determined producers of fully formed new
works; rather, they occupy a hybrid position as produsers of content. Read the rest of this entry »