The conference Think CROSS - Change MEDIA 2016 is the place for the OnCreate international workshop.

OnCreate is about the exchange, implementation and evaluation of processual and contextual knowledge of online collaborative courses with focus on creation and innovation. The OnCreate project will provide comprehensive guidelines and tutorials on how to integrate creative online collaboration into existing and new university courses, categorised by subjects and phases in the design process. Apart from questions of choice of tools and platforms, the project will especially investigate on how to create the social and other “soft” contextual factors that foster creative collaboration in online learning spaces.


The Master programme Cross Media coordinates OnCreate, which includes ten universities from all over Europe:


  • Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, FH (Germany)
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences, TAMK (Finland)
  • University of Lincoln (UK)
  • Tampereen Yliopisto, UTA (Finland)
  • University of Aalborg (Denmark)
  • Fachhochschule Potsdam (Germany)
  • Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Education (Turkey)
  • Univerza V Ljubljani (Slovenia)
  • Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • International University of Applied Sciences, CVJM-Hochschule (Germany)


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OnCreate Workshop on Creative Processes in Online Collaboration in conjunction with Think Cross – Change Media 2016
The trend towards digitally facilitated collaboration is irreversible. Basic tasks comprise communication, sharing of documents and documentation of the working process and it can be stated that mature solutions exist. The Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership OnCreate intends to go one step further in exploring the emerging socio-technological platforms for creative collaboration. Online collaborative creative processes comprise all such activities which aim to solve in a group problems that do not have standard solutions, mediated through web-based tools. Typically, such problems require interdisciplinary, lateral thinking,social empathy and extensive ideation with the aim of mutual inspiration.The processes applied are often nonlinear and rely on multimodal means of synchronous and asynchronous communication, with a special focus on visual tools.
The OnCreate project invites all researchers and practitioners in the domains of digital work, online collaboration, elearning and creative disciplines to submit position papers to our international workshop in conjunction with the Think Cross – Change Media 2016 conference in Magdeburg, Germany. The workshop will take place on February 19./20., 2016 on the premises of University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.
December 13st, 2015: Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words excluding author biography / literature list)
December 31th, 2015: Results of peer-review and notification of acceptance
January 14st, 2016: Deadline for submission of position paper (max. 3000 words excluding author bio / literature list).


The workshop comprises, but is not restricted to, the following themes:
// User experience of online collaboration tools
// Creative online collaboration in university eduction
// Creative collaboration in blended learning settings
// User needs in collaborative learning
// Tools for collaborative design
// Collaborative design processes
// Socio-technological systems for collaborative design
// Management of interdisciplinary teams online
// Teaching online collaboration
// Change management for digital work
// Collaborative creativity on MOOC platforms
// Intercultural factors in online collaboration
// Online collaboration in Journalism
The workshop position papers will be published in the TCCM 2016 conference proceedings. Good workshop papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of the Springer Journal „Eduction & Information Technology“ (currently under negotiation, acceptance of journal papers depending on a separate review process).
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OnCreate tries to adapt existing creative processes for online settings, as well as to devise genuinely new methods.