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ODET 2010: Online Deliberation Emerging Tools

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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). Sponsored by Hewlett Foundation's OLnet Project & Leeds University Centre for Digital Citizenship.

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, reflecting on the lessons that are being learnt around the effective usage and deployment of these tools.

This is an informal day to connect new and old faces, and share the latest on what’s emerging in your work. A summary of the workshop was presented to the main Online Deliberation conference in a plenary panel 3.30-5pm on 1 July [replay].

[Quicklink: Workshop collaboration space on Cloudworks]

Programme with links to slides/movies/papers

9.30 Welcome & Introductions: Simon Buckingham Shum (Open U. UK)

9.45  Tim van Gelder (Austhink Consulting, AUS) — bCisive Online & ShowCase

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

10.35 Anna De Liddo & Simon Buckingham Shum (Open U., UK) — Compendium/Cohere

11.00 Mark Snaith & Chris Reed (U. Dundee, UK) — OVA & Arvina

11.20 Refreshments

11.45 David Price (Debategraph, UK) — Debategraph

12.10 Sanjay Modgil (U. Liverpool, UK) — Parmenides

12.35 Reflections on the morning

1.00 Lunch

2.15  Ann Macintosh (U. Leeds, UK) and Tom Gordon (Fraunhofer FOKUS, DE) — Impact Project

2.40 Mark Klein (MIT, USA) — Deliberatorium

3.05 Rob Ennals (Intel Labs, USA) — DisputeFinder

3.25 Refreshments

4.00 Closing discussion: Key issues/challenges?

4.45 End

6.00 Opening Keynote at Online Deliberation 2010: Richard Allan (Facebook Europe: Head of Public Affairs) — Social Politics: Lessons from the UK Election on Facebook

Other Participants

Doug Schuler (Public Sphere Project/Evergreen State College, USA)

Ralf Grötker (Journalist, Berlin, GER) — interests

Aldo de Moor (CommunitySense, NL)

Adam Wyner (U. Leeds, UK)

Rean van der Merwe (Open U., UK) — interests

Fiorella di Cindio (University of Milan, IT)

Cristian Peraboni (University of Milan, IT)

Luca Iandoli (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IT)

Ivana Quinto (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IT)

Simeo Miquel (UCL, UK)

Philip Webster (U. Sheffield, UK) — interests

Speakers who unfortunately had to withdraw...

Paul Culmsee (Seven Sigma Business Solutions, AUS) — Compendium/Debategraph for urban planning

Dan Prager (Austhink Software, AUS) — bCisive Online

Workshop collaboration space

We're using 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" (analogous to a wiki-page) providing info/slides/movies about their approach, which anyone can then comment on. 


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


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Hewlett Foundation's OLnet Project, towards the organisation of this workshop: online deliberation forms a key part of the creation of Collective Intelligence for the Open Educational Resource movement. Our thanks also to Leeds University's Centre for Digital Citizenship, OD2010 organisers, for their enthusiastic support of this workshop's concept and logistics.