John Nosek


Office: 316 Wachman Hall
Mailing: 324 Wachman Hall
1805 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone:(215) 204-7232


Ph.D., Information Systems,Temple University, 1983

M.S., Computer Science,Villanova University, 1978

B.S., Naval Science,United States Naval Academy, 1972

Research / Professional Interests :

Overarching: Development of collaboration theories and theory-based technologies that will transform anytime, anyplace collaborative work.

Collaborative Action Theory (CoAcT) provides a novel approach to modeling interaction among users and machines and IT-mediated collaboration among people to solve problems.

Collaborative Learning Technology. Pair Programming/Extreme Programming/Agile Development.

Selected Publications:

  1. "Instructing with Advanced Collaboration Technology", in Education for the 21st Century: Impact of ICT and Digital Resources, D. Kumar and J. Turner (eds.), 2006, 135-144.
  2. "Collaborative Sensemaking Support: Progressing from Portals and Tools to Collaboration Envelopes", International Journal of e-Collaboration, Vol.1, No. 2, April-June 2005, pp. 25-39.
  3. "Expanding the Boundaries of E-Collaboration" (with Ned Kock) IEEE Journal of Professional Communication, Vol. 48, No. 1, March, 2005 pp. 1-9.
  4. "Group Cognition as a Basis for Supporting Group Knowledge Creation and Sharing", Journal of Knowledge Management (Special Issue on "Real-Time/Concurrent Knowledge.") Vol. 8, No. 4, 2004, 54-64.

Teaching Topics / Interests:

Information Systems Development; Usability Engineering; Collaboration Technology