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Refereed digital publication to support online communities
by Frederico Figueiredo, Joaquim Jorge, Frank Hanisch, Colleen Case
International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2010


Abstract: In this article, we examine how the international computer graphics (CG) community can be empowered by disseminating and recognising peer-reviewed educational work. Over the past years, we have developed a technical platform to support these activities. However, to move forward, we need to gather and rally the online community around it. Indeed, we require providing the social scaffolding for personal involvement and ownership to enhance the growth of the community tool. To this end, we conducted a survey in late 2005, the results of which are presented here and we discuss the actions derived and directions entailed by our latest findings. Apart from removing barriers to participation, we concentrate our efforts on adding peer-recognition through member profiles ('who's who in CG education') and on disseminating the different, community-borne, views on CG curricula.

Online publication date: Thu, 03-Dec-2009


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