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CABPortal: Leveraging Collective Intelligence to Improve Sustainability of Web-Based Portals

Event: Annual Barbara Meyers Pelson Lecture Series

CABPortal: Leveraging Collective Intelligence to Improve Sustainability of Web-Based Portals

Date / Time: Friday, April 30, 2021, 12:30 – 1:50 p.m.

Location: Virtually on Zoom.

Speaker: Dr. Monisha Pulimood,

Barbara Meyers Pelson Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement (2018 – 2021)

Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science

Abstract:

CABPortal is a web-based application designed to make resources associated with the CAB (Collaborating Across Boundaries) model publicly available. The intent is to build upon the ideas of open collaboration to expand this portal to eventually host information about interdisciplinary collaborative courses and projects at TCNJ and beyond. Websites for hosting and sharing resources generated by grant-funded projects quickly become unsustainable after funding ends since they require significant human intervention to ensure that the information is up-to-date and reliable. My undergraduate research students have been investigating ways in which we can leverage concepts such as human computation and collective intelligence in CABPortal to enable current and potential adopters to find interdisciplinary courses and project ideas of interest, and to become motivated to participate in the dissemination and sustainability of hosted projects. This work draws upon research in such diverse disciplines as computer science, sociology, economics, and biology.

 

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