Towards an Online Community of History

We are designing an online community that supports kids interviewing seniors on the Internet to build up a shared database or oral history. We are working to understand the extent to which it is possible to use computing technology to scaffold the complex activity of a diverse and distributed group of people. We have done a smallscale pilot study. Currently, we are doing a larger-scale pilot study and are building software that will make the history-collection process go more smoothly.


Jason B. Ellis , Amy S. Bruckman


Ellis, Jason and Amy Bruckman (1998). "Towards an Online Community of History." presented at HCIC 99, Human Computer Interaction Consortium, February 1999.