Derrick L. Cogburn named Fall 2006 Faculty Technology Associate
Derrick L. Cogburn named Fall 2006 Faculty Technology AssociateSeptember 10, 2006Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
Derrick L. Cogburn, assistant professor in the School of Information Studies and research associate in the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, has been named the Fall 2006 Faculty Technology Associate for Faculty Computing and Media Services (FCMS), a division of Information Technology and Services (ITS).
Cogburn, an expert in global information and communication technology, will present a series of two workshops that will explore key concepts and technologies that underlie the need to conduct work with people at geographically distributed locations. The first workshop, “Theories of Geographically Distributed Collaboration,” will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Room 347 of Hinds Hall.
The second workshop, “Practice of Geographically Distributed Collaboration,” will be presented from 3-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and from 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Room 347 of Hinds Hall. The second workshop will build on the concepts developed in the first workshop by enabling participants to engage in a “hands-on” exploration of the possibilities of this socio-technical infrastructure.
Further information about the workshops and registration information are available on the Web at http://www-fcms.syr.edu/fac_dev/fta/index.shtml or by calling 443-2604.
Cogburn is the founding director of the award-winning Collaboratory on Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (Cotelco), a social science research center at Syracuse University exploring the socio-technical factors that influence geographically distributed collaboration and knowledge work. Cotelco (http://cotelco.syr.edu/) brings together faculty and graduate and undergraduate students from SU and leading research universities around the world. The center received the 2002 ComputerWorld Honors Award/Smithsonian Innovation Award Laureate for outstanding contributions to the development of a global information society.