Community computing, including work on MOOsburg,
a place-based community network project that is developing and extending a new
architecture for object-oriented multi-user domains (MOOs).
Several students work with me on environments and tools for learning and using
object-oriented design and programming. One example is the
the Scenario Browser.
A relatively new
research project is exploring end-user programming activities and environments.
For examplem, the CommunitySims
project is studying the development of a cross-generational learning community
(middle school students and senior citizens) who collaborate on visual simulation
projects related to community issues.
Recent Professional Activities
Carroll, J. M., & Rosson, M. B. 1987.
The paradox of the active user. In J.M. Carroll (Ed.), Interfacing
Thought: Cognitive Aspects of Human-Computer Interaction. Cambridge,
Mass: MIT Press (pp. 80-111).