[ba-ohs-talk] Clarify Submissions on Facilitating with Hypertext
Responding to your letter below, please see my letter at... (02)
Jeff Conklin wrote:
> Thanks for your support! I'm very excited about the workshop and hope we
> can create a good report from it, as well as grow the community and advance
> the cause.
> At 09:39 PM 3/10/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> >Please see my letter at....
> >...responding to your notice on 020301 shown below.
> >Jeff Conklin wrote:
> >> Call for Submissions
> >> Facilitating Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modeling
> >> 11-12 June, 2002, University of Maryland, MD, USA
> >> http://CogNexus.org/HACM-HT02.html
> >> * POSITION PAPERS DUE: 15 APRIL 2002 *
> >> Workshop to be held as part of
> >> ACM Hypertext 2002 Conference
> >> http://www.cs.umd.edu/ht02
> >> ======================================================================
> >> Hypertext-Augmented Collaborative Modeling (HACM) combines (i) a
> >> facilitator, (ii) hypertext software projected on a shared display
> >> screen, and (iii) one or more conceptual/modeling frameworks. The
> >> facilitator operates the software and works with the group to craft
> >> semi-formal models of the group's subject matter and discussion about
> >> it. The workshop will explore the practice of this art form, focusing
> >> on the core skills and distinctions required for such sessions to be
> >> successful.
> >> We invite 3 to 5 page position papers from fellow practitioners who
> >> meet the following criteria:
> >> 1. You are a practitioner: you've actually done some version of
> >> HACM with groups;
> >> 2. Hypertext was really involved (not just lists or tables or
> >> pentagons);
> >> 3. The sessions were about analysis, design, planning, or problem
> >> solving; (presentation, narrative, and brainstorming/categorizing
> >> being important but less interactive, and therefor less demanding,
> >> types of meetings).
> >> In the workshop we will, using the position papers as background,
> >> discuss such issues as: What is behind the criticism "it's too hard"?
> >> Is this kind of facilitation more a talent, like being a jazz
> >> musician, or a learned skill, like automobile repair? What is the core
> >> orientation of this facilitation? What are the crucial distinctions?
> >> Skills? Abilities? What does it take to become masterful at it?
> >> Deadline
> >> The deadline for submitting position papers is April 15. Notification
> >> of acceptance will be by May 1. Please submit papers to Jeff Conklin
> >> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> Workshop theme and goals
> >> The theme of the workshop is the sharing of lessons, practices, and
> >> distinctions that make for the most effective facilitation using
> >> hypertext-augmented collaborative modeling techniques.
> >> Intended audience
> >> Facilitators, consultants, researchers, managers ... anyone with a
> >> practice of using hypertext technology in group facilitation.
> >> We would like to have 6 to 10 participants, in the interest of high
> >> quality discussion and lots of participation. Participants will be
> >> selected on the basis of the strength of their background as
> >> practitioners, with secondary preference for those with theoretical
> >> insights.
> >> Outcomes of the workshop
> >> The primary desired outcome of the workshop will be to extend and
> >> enhance the community of researchers and practitioners working with
> >> HACM, including establishing forums for further research and
> >> discussion.
> >> Relevance to the Hypertext field
> >> Hypertext and collaborative technologies have always had a strong and
> >> appealing overlap, but years of experience have demonstrated that many
> >> who might benefit from a collaborative hypertext approach simply do
> >> not have the skills to apply them to their complex and pressing
> >> problems. The workshop explores a new approach to this conundrum:
> >> experienced facilitators who have mastered both the hypertext
> >> technologies and collaboration and facilitation practices.
> >> Activities planned
> >> Brief presentation of key ideas from position papers; open discussion
> >> (facilitated/mapped in hypertext, of course); demonstrations of tools
> >> and techniques.
> >> Organisers
> >> Dr. Jeffrey Conklin
> >> Director, CogNexus Institute
> >> Jeff Conklin is the designer of the gIBIS and QuestMap graphical
> >> hypertext argumentation tools and the creator of the Dialog Mapping
> >> technique. His CogNexus Institute [http://CogNexus.org] offers Dialog
> >> Mapping training, facilitation, and consulting services. He is the
> >> author of several hypertext and collaboration technology papers,
> >> including a 1987 survey of hypertext which served as a standard
> >> reference on the subject for years. Dr. Conklin is also on the faculty
> >> of George Mason University.
> >> Albert M. Selvin
> >> Senior Manager, Information Technology Group, Verizon Communications
> >> Al Selvin co-developed the Compendium methodology
> >> [http://www.CompendiumInstitute.org] and led its application on more
> >> than 75 projects in commercial and non-profit settings. At Verizon,
> >> he leads eBusiness, software development and business process redesign
> >> teams. He has published papers in the fields of computer-supported
> >> collaborative work, knowledge management, hypertext, organizational
> >> memory, and collaborative sensemaking.
> >> Simon Buckingham Shum
> >> Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Media at the Open University, UK
> >> Simon Buckingham Shum [http://kmi.open.ac.uk/sbs] has been studying,
> >> and applying, graphical hypertext argumentation approaches since 1990,
> >> with specific interests in IBIS, design rationale, learning and
> >> knowledge management. For several years, he co-led tutorials at the
> >> UK HCI conference on QOC, an IBIS-related design rationale approach.
> >> He brings a background in cognitive psychology, ergonomics and
> >> human-computer interaction.
> >> --
> >> Dr. Jeff Conklin <email@example.com>
> >> CogNexus Institute ... Collaborative Display, Collective Intelligence
> >> http://cognexus.org Phone/Fax: 410-798-4495
> >> 304 Arbutus Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037 USA
> Dr. Jeff Conklin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> CogNexus Institute ... Collaborative Display, Collective Intelligence
> http://cognexus.org Phone/Fax: 410-798-4495
> 304 Arbutus Dr., Edgewater, MD 21037 USA (07)