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Welcome!... to the website for ODET 2010: Online Deliberation Emerging Tools (Leeds, 30 June), a workshop co-located with the Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (30 June–2 July, 2010).

This invitational workshop brings together many of the leading researchers and practitioners in computer-supported dialogue, deliberation and argumentation — modes of discourse central to activities including social learning, collective sensemaking, debate analysis and participatory democracy.

Drawing on experiences spanning business, mass media, education, government and many other public sectors, the workshop will consider the state of the art in tools that are emerging from the labs and are now seeing authentic usage, reflecting on the lessons that are being learnt around the effective usage and deployment of these tools. Examples and issues from the workshop will be presented to delegates at the main OD conference in a plenary Panel.

Funding from the Hewlett Foundation's OLnet Project, towards the organisation of this workshop, is gratefully acknowledged. Online deliberation forms a key part of the creation of Collective Intelligence for the Open Educational Resource movement, which is the OLnet Project's focus.

Contributors & Tools

Jeff Conklin (CogNexus Institute, USA — Compendium)

Anna De Liddo (Open U., UK — Compendium/Cohere)

Rob Ennals (Intel Labs, USA — DisputeFinder)

Tom Gordon (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE — Impact Project)

Nikos Karacapilidis (U. Patras, GR — CoPe_it!)

Mark Klein (MIT, USA — Deliberatorium)

Ann Macintosh (U. Leeds, UK — Compendium/Impact Project)

David Price (Debategraph, UK — Debategraph)

Chris Reed (U. Dundee, UK — Araucaria/OVAview)

Tim van Gelder (Austhink Consulting, AUS — Rationale/bCisive)

Chair: Simon Buckingham Shum (Open U. UK)


To follow...

We will use a collaboration tool called Cloudworks as our online workspace before/during/after the workshop: here's the "ODET cloudscape" which hosts our workshop. Participants are asked to sign up, and then add a "cloud" providing info/slides/movies about their approach, which anyone can then comment on. Hit the "Create Cloud in this Cloudscape" button to make your cloud...


Conference Room, Level 3, The Houldsworth Building (also known as School of Engineering: "SE" at top of this map), Institute of Communications Studies, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT