Dr Donald Cowan’s current research interests focus on the design and deployment of Web-based information systems for communities of practice and associated software technologies.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Lowering Technological Barriers to Developing, Deploying and Maintaining Web-based Interactive Information Systems

Social processes and technologies used to overcome community-based organizations' reluctance to develop and deploy advanced Web-based software systems are discussed.

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Sustainability Models for Web-Based Information Systems Supporting Communities of Practice

Social processes and technologies used to sustain the operation of community-based Web sites once they are developed and deployed are discussed.

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Fostering Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Environmental Change in Sub-Arctic First Nations: The Use of Collaborative Geomatics, an Interactive, Web-based Informatics Tool

The potential use of an interactive web-based informatics tool in remote First Nations communities in sub-arctic Canada to map traditional environmental knowledge and environmental change information is presented.

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Developing a Collaborative Health Informatics System to Foster Inter-agency Collaboration and Communication during Public Health Emergencies: Remote and Isolated First Nation Communities of Sub-arctic Ontario, Canada

To develop a collaborative health informatics system capable of capturing, displaying, and sharing health information to improve the delivery of health care services in remote and isolated First Nation communities.

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The Collaborative-geomatics Informatics Tool: Engaging Youth Using Place-based Education

Systems embodying a participatory, community-based approach and having multiple capabilities, have the potential to be introduced in remote and isolated First Nation communities for various applications.

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Health Care Delivery in Remote and Isolated First Nations Communities in Canada: The Need for a Collaborative Health Informatics System

Introducing a collaborative health informatics system to improve interagency communication, collaboration, and health information sharing in remote and isolated First Nations communities.

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The Potential Use of an Interactive Web-based Informatics Tool to Decrease the Incidence of Human-polar Bear Encounters Along the Western James Bay Coast of Ontario, Canada

The use of a collaborative web-based informatics tool to monitor polar bear encounters with First Nations along the Western James Bay Coast of Ontario, Canada.

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Collaborative Geomatics and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation: Triaging Requests for Planning Development Consultation

The paper explores the application of a collaborative geomatics system through a case study of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

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