Children and Elders Sharing Stories : Lessons from Two Online Oral History Projects

Oral history projects provide a way for students to learn history by engaging with elders sharing stories relevant to their experience. However, these kinds of projects require a large amount of effort to undertake. We believe computing technology can help. Here, we examine the role of existing technology in allowing kids and elders to share historical stories. We present the results of two pilot studies. Lessons learned for CSCL system design and classroom implementation are presented, along with future directions.


Jason B. Ellis , Amy S. Bruckman


Ellis, Jason, Amy Bruckman, and Robert Satterwhite (1999). "Children and Elders Sharing Stories: Lessons from Two Online Oral History Projects." Proceedings of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 99. Stanford, CA, December 15th, 1999. (50% acceptance rate.)


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