CSCL Community

CSCL Community Governance

The CSCL Community consists of ISLS members who are particularly interested in issues related to Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. The CSCL Community is represented by the CSCL Committee comprising 12 members and chaired by two co-chairs, currently Carol Chan and Michelle Lui . The members of the committee are elected by the members of the CSCL Community. Every two years six committee members (including one of the co-chairs) are elected for a four-year term. The CSCL Committee works to strengthen the international CSCL Community as part of ISLS, working with the ISLS board and the other committees on CSCL affairs, including the CSCL Conferences and the ijCSCL journal.

Committee Members

2022–2026 Term

  • Carol Chan University of Hong Kong, China  (Co-Chair)
  • Omid Noroozi Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
  • Pantelis M. Papadopoulos University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Matias Rojas Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  • Lenka Schnaubert University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Rolf Steier Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

2020–2024 Term

  • Michelle Lui University of Toronto, Canada  (Co-Chair, 2022-present)
  • Freydis Vogel University of Nottingham, UK  (Co-Chair, 2020-2022)
  • Christa Asterhan Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tamara Clegg University of Maryland, USA
  • Davinia Hernández-Leo University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Annelies Raes University of Leuven, Belgium

2018–2022 Term

  • Armin Weinberger Saarland University, Germany  (Co-chair)
  • Marcela Borge Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Bodong Chen University of Minnesota, USA
  • Raija Hämäläinen University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Sanna Järvelä Oulu University, Finland
  • Emma Mercier University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

2016–2020 Term

  • Wenli Chen NIE, Singapore  (Co-chair)
  • Cindy-Hmelo-Silver Indiana University, USA
  • Ulriche Hoppe University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Eleni Kyza Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Jason Yip University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Jianwei Zhang SUNY, USA

2014–2018 Term

  • Sadhana Puntambekar University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
  • Bram de Wever Gent University, Gent, Belgium
  • Frank Fischer Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany
  • Heisawn Jeong Hallym University, Chuncheon-si, South Korea
  • Baruch Schwarz Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Jan-Willem Strijbos University of Groningen, Netherlands

2012–2016 Term

  • Carolyn Penstein-Rosé Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA (Co-chair)
  • Ulrike Cress Knowledge Media Research Center, Tübingen, Germany
  • Ingo Kollar Ludwig Maximilians University, München, Germany
  • Kristine Lund ICAR Research Lab, Lyon, France
  • Jan van Aalst University of Hong Kong, China
  • Alyssa Wise Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

2010–2014 Term

  • Nikol Rummel Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany (Co-chair)
  • Friedrich Hesse KMRC, Tübingen, Germany
  • Paul Kirschner OUNL, Heerlen, Netherlands
  • Nancy Law University of Hong Kong, China
  • Gerry Stahl Drexel University, USA
  • Dan Suthers University of Hawaii, USA

Past CSCL conferences

Related Conferences and Organizations


A Steering Committee of the CSCL Community was formed on June 16, 2003, at an open meeting of ISLS at the CSCL 2003 conference in Bergen, Norway.

The following Resolution of the CSCL Community was formulated and signed by participants at CSCL ’03:

A growing international, interdisciplinary CSCL community has been successful in organizing a series of well-attended and highly valued international conferences. To continue this and to further develop the core mission of this community, an organizational framework is necessary. The attendants of the CSCL 2003 conference in Bergen, Norway, see a good way to do this under the organizational umbrella of the newly formed International Society for the Learning Sciences (ISLS). Condition for doing this is that the community keeps the responsibility for such core issues as:

  • Organizing the CSCL conferences
  • Working to found a new CSCL journal
  • Financial arrangements

As a first step, an initial steering group should be established as a committee of ISLS to work on these points as well as other relevant organizational issues in good collaboration with the established bodies of ISLS.