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Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience The special topic calls for papers on Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience and such papers will appear in the journal Higher Education of Social Science as a special 1 column. Affiliated research area: Linguistic, Semantic Education, Semantic Markup, Semantic Wikis

Description A novel collaborative tool—AWESOME Dissertation Environment (ADE)—facilitates student with learning through semantic social scaffolding: a new approach to dissertation writing challenges. These challenges revolve around three issues: timing of support; collective intelligence, and sense making strategies in tension with the individual and individualized experience of researching, writing and supervising dissertations; and supporting students' transition from learning “about” t o learning “how to” research and write dissertations. A social technical approach was adopted to meet the challenges of the effectively integrating technology development and pedagogic practice to address these issues. A semantic wiki was tailored into a social writing environment capable of providing holistic support throughout the whole dissertation process. A trial of ADE with students and tutors in Fashion Design examines user acceptance and the connection between technology and practice. Based on the design, implementation, and user trialing of the ADE, broad implications for future TEL adopting social semantic web principles and tools are drawn, highlighting issues with 1) user-centric design and development, 2) tailoring, seeding and evolution of the community environment, and 3) divergent expectations and facilitation of user participation.

Requirements In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors. To submit papers to the “Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience.

Related Conferences: IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies

Related Journals (Special issue): CSCanada Higher Education of Social Science JournalRelated Articles: Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience doi:10.1109


About The Journal Higher Education of Social Science (ISSN 1927-0232 [Print]; ISSN 1927-0240 [Online]) is a leading peer reviewed academic journal published bimonthly. The first publication time was 30th September, 2011. The journal promotes the exchange of ideas and rational discourse between practicing educators and educational researchers in social science aspect and contributes to the understanding and/or the improvement of educational processes and outcomes. The Journal aims to serve the needs of faculties, researchers, administrators and those concerned with the present and the future of higher education. This Journal also encourages discussions about higher education at the perspectives of social science within and among relevant professional and academic communities and researchers at social science level. Articles will combine phenomenon analyses, the development of higher education, discussions of education 2 methods and other issues which are important to faculty, administrators, and program managers. More detailed information about the journal can be discovered in http://www.cscanada.net/index.php/hess. We sincerely welcome you to submit articles to the special column of our journal. If you rightly have a manuscript in this field, please don’t hesitate to write us an email with the subject of “Submission for HESS Special Topic: Semantic Social Scaffolding for Capturing and Sharing Dissertation Experience (http://cscanada.net/users/index.php/index/login)”. We look forward to your submission at hess@cscanada.org; hess@cscanada.net! More detailed information about the special topic, pertinent conferences, related journals (special issue) and relevant articles can be discovered from our websites: http://cscanada.net/index.php/hess/announcement/view/50.

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