presentation at icel 09

so a couple of weeks ago i presented my third academic publication, this one titled “persisting chat for communities of practice.”

joan at icel 2009

joan at icel 2009

in layman’s terms, it’s a new logging system for online group chat (irc, jabber, etc.) with special integrations into non-synchronous systems such as web forums (academically often called asynchronous learning networks), blogs, etc. the goal is to make chat less transient and throwaway, to promote it to a first class citizen within the wide variety of mechanisms that can be used to help communities. it’s especially designed for communities of practise as described by lave and wenger out at xerox parc way back in the day. go read the linked article, it’s not half bad for wikipedia.

the system will be released under an open source license later this year. if you’d like to get involved, comment here using your real email address and i’ll get in touch.

9 thoughts on “presentation at icel 09

  1. always hard to gauge, but those that spoke to me about it seemed quite interested. many didn’t talk to me about it, but that’s the nature of conferences… one person from south africa was sad that i didn’t write a full paper on the topic and present it during an hour long block instead of just a poster. so that was encouraging.

  2. This may seem strange but I couldn’t see the image above, I am using FireFox 2. anyways, what I read was very good and I enjoyed it. I was thinking about print it out, do I have permission to do that?

  3. We are experimenting with different ways of interacting in the upcoming pilot for Peer2Peer University ( ), and chat is one of the players (we’er using chatterous, which ties together a few different services, and keeps some history, although it’s far from perfect).

    I’d love to have a look at the software if you will release it, or any research you have on this!

    Stian (OISE, UofT)

  4. Lucas, that is strange – it shows up fine here, I’ve tried multiple browsers on multiple machines. Granted, I have not tried FF2, so that might be the problem.

    It’s just a picture of me standing next to a poster. You’re not missing much :)

  5. Congrats on this publication Joan!! :) Great to know that others will be getting a hint of your brilliance :)

    It’s nice to see your blog to get a taste of what you’ve been up to – always making things, whether it’s delicious pies or fixing up synthesizers.

    Hope to run into you sometime!

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