Title

GroupShare - Designing an awareness rich online groupware system

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

CSREA Press

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Computer and Security Science

RAS ID

8356

Comments

Originally published as: Baatard, G. (2008, July). GroupShare - Designing an awareness rich online groupware system. In Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (p. 76-82). Georgia, USA: CSREA Press. Original article available here

Abstract

As group-based work becomes an increasingly central component of both education and enterprise, the software used to support it must evolve if it is to provide an effective and efficient collaborative environment. With more and more group work being conducted primarily or entirely online, Web-based groupware systems are in particular need of attention. This paper discusses the design of GroupShare, a fully online groupware system built as a basis for ongoing research by the author. GroupShare was designed to be generically applicable, flexible, centralised, and provide a rich set of awareness mechanisms. The literature is examined in order to determine perceived limitations and feature usage of existing groupware, and recommendations are made for future systems.

 
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