Working with Groupware: Understanding and Evaluating Collaboration Technology

Working with Groupware: Understanding and Evaluating Collaboration Technology

Paperback CSCW: Computer Supported Cooperative Work

By (author) J. H. Erik Andriessen

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  • Publisher: Springer London Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 237mm x 11mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: England
  • ISBN 10: 185233603X
  • ISBN 13: 9781852336035
  • Edition statement: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Illustrations note: biography

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Groupware is a technology designed to help people working in groups to communicate their ideas more easily. While traditional technologies such as the telephone qualify as groupware, the term is usually used to refer to a specific class of technologies that rely on modern computer networks, such as email, newsgroups and videophones. Working with Groupware introduces the basic concepts and brings together ideas from various disciplines to provide an integrated approach to the evaluation and design of groupware technology. Key features include an analysis of the successes and failures of collaborative technology.

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I. Human Interaction and Collaboration Technology.- 1. Social Processes and Support Tools.- 2. Implications of Collaboration Technology.- 3. The Role of Technology in Society.- II. Theories for Understanding and Evaluation.- 4. Technology Acceptance.- 5. System Match Theories.- 6. Group Processes.- 7. Innovation and Implementation.- 8. Integration for Evaluation.- Appendix 1. Evaluation Issues.- Appendix 2. Effective Teams.- Appendix 3: Examples of Assessment Tools.- References.- Author Index.