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"More than 100 researchers interested in the emerging field of the social history of computer programming are running what may be the first academic conference held entirely using Web 2.0 tools.
There have certainly been online conferences before, but the group's idea is to hold a limited-time online conversation using a bloglike network, Twitter, and Facebook. The leader of the conference, Mark C.
Marino, an assistant professor in the writing program at the University
of Southern California, said that he expected to attract only a few
graduate students but that he has been surprised to get a mix of
professors and students from around the world. "I literally could not
believe the stature of people who were coming to the table," he said in an interview."
Read the full article in the Chronicle of Higher Education at:
Scholars Use Social-Media Tools to Hold Online Academic Conference