ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. 2020, 272-281
This paper addresses the cross-use of different Digi-tal Learning Environments (DLE) in Higher Education (HE). The paper aims to analyze DLEs and their use in a HE organi-zational entity through the lens of Common Information Spac-es (CIS), a concept grounded in Computer Supported Cooper-ative Work (CSCW). In general, CSCW literature focuses on individual systems regarded as CIS. Moreover, the research shows that DLEs are often analyzed from an educational per-spective, and less from a cooperative work perspective. Howev-er, a teaching/learning context can be viewed as a co-dependent cooperative work arrangement, where the exchange of infor-mation and knowledge is performed through- and with the help of DLEs. In this way, DLEs should be rather viewed as being part of a complex cooperative ensemble rather than analyzed as individual CIS. This paper sheds light on such complex information spaces, where the information spaces are formed through clusters of DLEs, rather than individual DLE units. Finally, the contribution of the paper consists of addressing the cross-use of DLEs from a CIS perspective, moving beyond looking at DLEs just through an educational perspective.