colaps @ CollabTech 2019

Last week we travelled to Kyoto, Japan for a very happy and special occasion: to participate in the 25th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Social Computing – or else, CollabTech 2019! This was the first year after CollabTech merged with CRIWG and it was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!

While in CollabTech, I had the chance to attend some very interesting talks about aspects of collaboration through and with technology. Furthermore, I presented a concept poster for our project that proposed the use of the Grey Area approach for supporting group formation. The rationale was that the ZPD – and consequently the Grey Area as its proxy – can be used as a holistic approach for providing personalized feedback, thus providing recommendations on learning material, instruction and also finding peers.

The paper and the poster are both available to download. We would love to hear comments, thoughts and suggestions!

It is worth to mention that Kyoto is a most beautiful city with lovely people and serene landscapes that I would love to visit again sometime (hopefully) in the near future!