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Tacit and Explicit Understanding By Gerry Stahl
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This was my doctoral dissertation in computer science at the University of Colorado. It was entitled: “Interpretation in Design: The Problem of Tacit and Explicit Understanding in Computer... More > Support of Cooperative Design” and was defended on August 5, 1993. The dissertation explored the implications of the theory of tacit knowledge for the problem of computer capture of design rationale. It discussed a software system for design by teams of NASA designers. The computer environment captured design ideas in a flexible system of professional perspectives. This research led to explorations after graduation in prototyping collaboration software incorporating mechanisms to support perspectives and negotiation.< Less
Essays In Personalizable Software By Gerry Stahl
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The idea of personalizable software is fashionable today. I explored it in a number of software prototypes a decade or two earlier. The perspectives mechanism in Hermes, my dissertation software... More > system, was an initial major initiative in this direction. WebNet was a follow-up system to integrate the perspective mechanism into discussion-forum collaboration software. Subsequent systems explored personalization mechanisms in systems for work and for learning, including TCA for teachers developing and sharing curriculum and systems for automated critics in design systems or reviewers of journal articles. In each case, the mechanisms were intended to support users to view and discuss materials from their personal perspectives and to share those views with others to encourage building group perspectives. The volume is organized in terms of essays on (a) structured hypermedia, (b) personalizable software, (c) software perspectives and (d) applications to health care, education and publishing.< Less
Essays In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning By Gerry Stahl
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These essays are some of the most important papers co-written with my colleagues that supplement the discussion of CSCL research in the published books. These chapters take the discussion in specific... More > directions. They begin with my general reflections on the importance of CSCL as a research field, situating my work on the VMT Project and my theory of group cognition within the field of CSCL. They describe the VMT research project, including its research approach, technology, pedagogy and analysis methods. Mostly, they discuss in some detail the findings that have emerged from the VMT Project about the nature of online interaction in that type of CSCL setting. The volume concludes with reports of work in the project and future directions that were underway.< Less
Tacit and Explicit Understanding By Gerry Stahl
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This was my doctoral dissertation in computer science at the University of Colorado. It was entitled: “Interpretation in Design: The Problem of Tacit and Explicit Understanding in Computer... More > Support of Cooperative Design” and was defended on August 5, 1993. The dissertation explored the implications of the theory of tacit knowledge for the problem of computer capture of design rationale. It discussed a software system for design by teams of NASA designers. The computer environment captured design ideas in a flexible system of professional perspectives. This research led to explorations after graduation in prototyping collaboration software incorporating mechanisms to support perspectives and negotiation.< Less
Essays In Personalizable Software By Gerry Stahl
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The idea of personalizable software is fashionable today. I explored it in a number of software prototypes a decade or two earlier. The perspectives mechanism in Hermes, my dissertation software... More > system, was an initial major initiative in this direction. WebNet was a follow-up system to integrate the perspective mechanism into discussion-forum collaboration software. Subsequent systems explored personalization mechanisms in systems for work and for learning, including TCA for teachers developing and sharing curriculum and systems for automated critics in design systems or reviewers of journal articles. In each case, the mechanisms were intended to support users to view and discuss materials from their personal perspectives and to share those views with others to encourage building group perspectives. The volume is organized in terms of essays on (a) structured hypermedia, (b) personalizable software, (c) software perspectives and (d) applications to health care, education and publishing.< Less
Essays In Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning By Gerry Stahl
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These essays are some of the most important papers co-written with my colleagues that supplement the discussion of CSCL research in the published books. These chapters take the discussion in specific... More > directions. They begin with my general reflections on the importance of CSCL as a research field, situating my work on the VMT Project and my theory of group cognition within the field of CSCL. They describe the VMT research project, including its research approach, technology, pedagogy and analysis methods. Mostly, they discuss in some detail the findings that have emerged from the VMT Project about the nature of online interaction in that type of CSCL setting. The volume concludes with reports of work in the project and future directions that were underway.< Less
Marx & Heidegger By Gerry Stahl
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This doctoral dissertation in philosophy at Northwestern University considers the two most important philosophers of the modern age. I conducted my research during three years in Germany: at... More > Heidelberg, where Heidegger’s work was continued, and at Frankfurt, where critical theory extended Marx’ thinking. In recent years, I have applied conceptual and methodological perspectives from Marx and Heidegger to the theory of CSCL. In particular, Marx countered the ideology of individualism by analyzing social structures and interpersonal interactions at different units of analysis than the individual person. Heidegger also questioned the traditional ontology of natural objects with innate attributes by proposing dynamic interactive processes of beings in their ecological context. Today, the philosophies of Marx and Heidegger are still extremely relevant—provided one adapts them to the current socio-historical context and adjusts each to the implicit criticisms of the other.< Less
Essays in Collaborative Dynamic Geometry By Gerry Stahl
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This volume includes analyses of student teams using the VMT environment with multi-user GeoGebra. These studies are related to the presentations in "Translating Euclid" and... More > "Constructing Dynamic Triangles Together." These essays document the most recent stage of the Virtual Math Teams Project.< Less
Marx and Heidegger By Gerry Stahl
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This was my doctoral dissertation in philosophy at Northwestern University, defended on May 8, 1975. It considers the two most important philosophers of the modern age. I conducted this research at... More > Heidelberg, where Heidegger’s work was continued, and at Frankfurt, where critical theory extended Marx’ thinking. Marx countered the ideology of individualism by analyzing social structures and interpersonal interactions at different units of analysis than the individual person. Heidegger also questioned the traditional ontology of natural objects with innate attributes by proposing dynamic interactive processes of beings in their ecological context. Today, the philosophies of Marx and Heidegger are still extremely relevant—provided one adapts them to the current socio-historical context and adjusts each to the implicit criticisms of the other.< Less
Essays in Online Mathematics Interaction By Gerry Stahl
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This collection of case studies from VMT data includes teams working on problems of combinatorics. In particular, two teams that interacted on the same problems during 2006 provide a variety of... More > insights into the nature of CSCL. These papers were written with close colleagues.< Less

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