Our mission is to provide international service and contribute to the generation of new knowledge by using mixed methods social science research techniques to explore the socio-technical infrastructure required to support accessible geographically distributed collaboration.
The Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO) is a social science research center in the School of International Service
(SIS) at American University
. The Center explores the socio-technical infrastructure required to support geographically distributed collaboration and knowledge work, particularly between developed and developing countries. It is based upon principles of universal design and accessibility.