Foundation for the study of computer-supported collaborative learning requiring immersive presence

Ramesh Sharda, Nicholas C. Romano, Joyce A. Lucca, Mark Weiser, George Scheets, Jong Moon Chung, Catherine M. Sleezer

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The dramatic increase in distance learning (DL) enrollments in higher education is likely to continue. However, research on DL, which includes psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills, is virtually nonexistent. Indeed, DL for psychomotor skills has been viewed as impossible. Laboratory coursework, which we define as including the acquisition of psychomotor, cognitive, and affective skills, has become a limiting factor in the growth of DL. What is needed is a synergistic integration of technologies and human-computer interface (HCI) principles from computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), collaborative learning systems, and immersive presence technologies to enable achievement of psychomotor learning objectives. This paper defines the computer-supported collaborative learning requiring immersive presence (CSCLIP) research area, provides a theoretical foundation for CSCLIP, and develops an agenda for research in CSCLIP to establish a foundation for the study of this emerging area. It also briefly describes a CSCLIP-based telecommunications lab currently under development. CSCLIP is presented as a major research opportunity for information systems researchers interested in empirical research as well as technical development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-64
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Management Information Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
JONG-MOON CHUNG is the Director of the Advanced Communication Systems Engineering Laboratory (ACSEL) and the Oklahoma Communication Laboratory for Networking and Bioengineering (OCLNB), and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering all at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and an M.S. and B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1994 and 1992, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was an assistant professor and instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Chung’s research in wireless communications and networking has been funded by industry (Shadowband Systems, WilTel Communications, SBC, Sciperio, Nomadics, etc.) as well as the U.S. Department of Defense (Navy, ONR, DARPA, Air Force, AFRL, etc.), National Science Foundation, and other organizations of the U.S. government. He has published over 60 refereed articles. His research has been invited for presentations at the IEEE MWSCAS 2002 and 2000 international conferences as well as the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2001, and he has received the IEEE EIT 2000 Conference “The First Place” Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Chung has served as Track Chairman for the IEEE MWSCAS 2002 conference and Session Chairman for the IEEE ICN 2001 conference. He is also a panelist for the National Science Foundation.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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