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Collaboration within Social Dimension of Computing: Theoretical Background, Empirical Findings and Practical Development

Collaboration within Social Dimension of Computing: Theoretical Background, Empirical Findings and Practical Development
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Author(s): Andreas Ahrens (University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany), Jelena Zašcerinska (University of Latvia, Latvia) and Olaf Bassus (University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 14
Source title: Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Fernando Moreira (Portucalense University, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-042-6.ch047

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Abstract

A proper development of computing which penetrate our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services is provided by varied cooperative networks. However, the success of social dimension of computing requires collaboration within a multicultural environment to be considered. Aim of the following chapter is to analyze collaboration within the social dimension of computing on the pedagogical discourse. The meaning of the key concepts of social dimension of computing, collaboration and its factors is studied within the search for the success of social dimension. The manuscript introduces the study conducted within the Baltic Summer School Technical Informatics and Information Technology in 2009. The conducted explorative research comprises four stages: exploration of the contexts of collaboration, analysis of the students’ needs (content analysis), data processing, analysis and data interpretation, and analysis of the results and elaboration of conclusions and hypothesis for further studies.

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