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Did you get interest in this.
I am very interested. We are working with alternative assessments in immersive tech-mediated environments - see
Mina C. Johnson

Hi Dan, I'd love to join you. My work is also ethnographic and focuses on collaborative knowledge production — mainly Wikipedia so far. Social algorithms are one topic that fascinates me, and I could go on and on for hours if others also join in. If not, I would also love to talk about policies and conflict resolution, especially in relation to the kinds of tensions you identified. I think one of the signs of a developing community are these competing conceptions of what it means to translate a somewhat stable role identity into new spaces. So what does it mean to be a creative artist in DeviantArt, an encyclopedia editor in Wikipedia, a journalist in the blogosphere, a citizen scientist in NASA clickworkers, a filmmaker in YouTube, or a patient/doctor in WebMD? I see a tension communities experience when importing these traditional professions into digital spheres — if we really can start over and remake the social world from scratch, what elements are worth preserving?

Those are just my ramblings. Anyone else interested in these topics? Or anything even tangentially related?

Stuart Geiger (moc.liamg|regiegs#moc.liamg|regiegs)

document achievement.
I guess the title is too long (:-
I would like to propose a panel about any collaborative effort among teachers and students working as peers to create new ways of assessment using media and web 2.0 tools.
We are working on an ePortfolio pilot with a group of students and teachers at Somerville High School in Ma. The goal of the ePortfolio is to demonstrate students capabilities that go beyond test score and that can not be demonstrated through standardized tests.
We also see the ePortfolios as objects to engage the community in dialogs around youth learning and to empower the youth through expression of what they believe to be the most important topics of their learning trajectory and life experience.

I have had some great responses and just need one more panelist! If anyone is interested, please don't hesitate!

I'm sitting out the DML conference this year, but I would've loved to present with you. Think of me next year, when I'll have super phresh, phat data to share.

Online feedback/reputation/ranking systems are a ubiquitous feature across websites and are a critical source of information from which people learn about which products to buy, what services to use, and who to trust.

I am interested finding panel members for a discussion about the benefits, drawbacks, (mis)appropriations, technical design, current topics, and policies associated with these systems. If anyone is interested, please let contact me at ude.ccnu|yaksad#ude.ccnu|yaksad.

David A. Askay
PhD Student, Organizational Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Hello DML researchers and practitioners:

I am very much interested in presenting in the area that the DML CFP has outlined as "Emerging Platforms and Policies." I have been conducting long-term ethnographic research in the activity on an online art website/community/platform, particularly documenting different tensions that shape the development of the site and the legitimation of different conception of being an artist and/or being creative. Depending on the interests of other panelists, there are several thematic topics that I would be interested in presenting on, including notions of ranking through popularity algorithms, conflicting ideas of what it means to "share" media, and conflicts over different policies. If this sounds interesting to anyone or if you are already organizing a panel and need another person, please feel free to contact me at ude.yelekreb.loohcsi|lekrepd#ude.yelekreb.loohcsi|lekrepd.



Dan Perkel
UC Berkeley School of Information

Greetings! My name is Justin Reich, and I am doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Project Manager of the Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities Project, a Hewlett Foundation funded initiative studying issues of excellence, equity and analytics in Web 2.0 tools in K-12 settings. I had a great time at the DMLC conference last year, and I'm hoping to see if some other folks might be interested in creating a panel around the use of Web 2.0 tools in K-12 learning environments.

We've started our research by focusing on the use of wikis in K-12 learning environments, trying to answer the questions 1) How do educators and learners create excellent wiki learning environments? and 2) Do only certain students have access to these excellent learning environments?

We've devised a mixed-methods research agenda to address these questions. We've conducted nationwide field research, including nearly 70 teacher interviews, 40 student focus groups, and 19 observations in 14 classrooms in 6 states. We've also applied sophisticated longitudinal modelling methods to samples of wiki usage statistics drawn from nearly 200,000 publicly-viewable, education-related wikis. Our findings allow us to present a national portrait of wiki usage in U.S. K-12 settings, to characterize the ways that learners participate in wiki learning environments, to characterize digital divides in usage across schools serving different populations, and to speak to the tremendous research potential of leveraging Web 2.0 data warehouses to capture real-time data about educator-learning interactions at a global scale.

So that's the sort of thing that I'm interested in! Please contact me at bjr795 AT mail DOT harvard DOT edu if you might be interested in having me join a panel that you are putting together or if you might be interested in helping me create a panel.

Justin Reich

The second conference will be held between March 3-5, 2011 at the Hilton Long Beach Conference and Meeting Center in Long Beach, California. The theme will be "Designing Learning Futures”. The Conference Chair will be Katie Salen. The conference committee includes Kimberly Austin, danah boyd, Sheryl Grant, Mark Surman, Trebor Scholz and S. Craig Watkins. Keynote presentations will be given by Alice Taylor and Muki Hansteen-Izora. We are also planning a book exhibit and technology demos.

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