Understanding presence awareness information needs among engineering students

  title={Understanding presence awareness information needs among engineering students},
  author={Valeria Herskovic and H. Andr{\'e}s Neyem and Sergio F. Ochoa and Jos{\'e} A. Pino and Pedro Antunes},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 16th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD)},
The flexibility and changing nature of loosely coupled work makes presence awareness crucial to promote interactions among collaborators. Undergraduate students, in their efforts to accomplish coursework-related tasks, must deal with having several available channels to interact with others, accessing and sharing educational material, and the need to optimize their time. Most of them work in a loosely coupled way as the main strategy to reduce the effort spent in the educational process… CONTINUE READING