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Online Communication and Collaboration

Online Communication and Collaboration Author Helen Donelan
ISBN-10 9781136616051
Release 2012-07-26
Pages 303
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Communication and collaboration via the Internet has risen to great prominence in recent years, especially with the rise of social networking, Web 2.0 and virtual worlds. Many interesting and worthwhile studies have been conducted on the technology involved and the way it is used and shaped by its user communities. From some of the more popular coverage of these interactions, it might be thought that these are new phenomena. However, they draw on a rich heritage of technologies and interactions. Online communication and collaboration presents a very timely set of articles that cover a range of different perspectives upon these themes, both classic and contemporary. It is unusually broad in the range of technologies it considers - many books on these topics cover only a few forms of collaboration technology - and in considering well-established technologies as well as recent ones. It blends academic and popular articles to combine scholarly rigour with readability. The book is divided into eight sections, covering the foundations of online communication and collaboration, together with current collaboration technologies such as wikis, instant messaging, virtual worlds and social network sites. These modern communication tools are considered in terms of their interactions but also looking back at lessons to be learnt from their technological 'ancestors'. The book also contains an extended case study of online collaboration, taking open-source software as its example. Online communication and collaboration will be of relevance in a wide range of higher education courses in fields related to soft computing, information systems, cultural and media studies, and communications theory.



Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom

Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom Author Patricia Comeaux
ISBN-10 UVA:X004658344
Release 2002-05-15
Pages 281
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What is the appropriate role of technology in teaching and learning environments? In this collection of essays, technology is described as an enabler. The contributing authors explain and analyze the ways in which they have incorporated interactive technologies into their instructional practices and curriculum. Each of these case studies provides readers with a frame for understanding the relationships between technology and the processes of communicating and learning in instructional settings. This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the human communication issues that must be addressed in higher education as interactive technologies evolve and continue to impact instructional design and practice. It is organized into three sections: the first, Program Development for Distance Education, presents the authors' efforts to adapt and develop graduate degree programs for distance education; the second, Professional Collaborative Endeavors: Teaching Across the Distance, examines courses taught in audio/video environments as well as online team-taught courses; the third, Creating Online Learning Communities: A Focus on Communication and Student-Centered Learning in Virtual Classrooms, describes the tools and objective involved in creating online learning communities. Written for faculty, administrators, graduate students, and scholars in higher education, this book is a useful guide for anyone with a particular interest in communication and collaborative learning in the online environment.



Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations Author Kolbaek, Ditte
ISBN-10 9781522540953
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 348
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The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.



Online Collaborative Learning

Online Collaborative Learning Author Tim S. Roberts
ISBN-10 9781591401742
Release 2004
Pages 321
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Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice provides a resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of online collaborative learning (also known as CSCL, computer-supported collaborative learning), particularly those working within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles of relevance to those interested in both theory and practice in this area. It attempts to answer such important current questions as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?



Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age

Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age Author St.Amant, Kirk
ISBN-10 9781599042152
Release 2007-03-31
Pages 362
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"This book provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges. It provides information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures"--Provided by publisher.



Social Software in Libraries

Social Software in Libraries Author Meredith G. Farkas
ISBN-10 157387275X
Release 2007
Pages 320
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Provides information on a variety of social software, including blogs, RSS, wikis, and instant messaging, and describes ways they can be used to promote library use, language skills, and literacy.



Virtual Teams Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Virtual Teams  Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age Author Terri R. Kurtzberg
ISBN-10 9781440828386
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 212
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To advance in today's workplace requires virtual team skills. Most individuals assume their face-to-face skills will translate, but competency with virtual communication and teamwork requires an entirely new set of skills. This book guides readers down the path to success. • Explains how virtual communication has significantly changed the way people interact and rewritten many aspects of the "rulebook" on how business is done • Defines how team dynamics change when the interaction shifts from in-person to electronic and how to correct for these tendencies to avoid unintended offense or misunderstanding • Instructs readers on building trust, addressing fairness, and dealing with conflict in an online environment • Provides relevant, instructive anecdotes based on the experiences of dozens of managers, allowing readers to learn from their real-world successes (and disasters)



Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning

Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning Author Colin Harrison
ISBN-10 9781425896225
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 224
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Discover how to effectively use technology to support students' literacy development. New classroom uses for technology are introduced in this easy-to-use resource that help educators enhance students' attention, engagement, creativity, and collaboration in reading and learning. Great for struggling readers, this book provides strategies for making content-area connections and using digital tools to develop reading comprehension.



Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students Author Kristi L. Santi
ISBN-10 9783319147352
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 197
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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.



Computer mediated Communication

Computer mediated Communication Author Llc Books
ISBN-10 1156428351
Release 2010
Pages 189
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Internet slang, Collaborative software, FidoNet, Usenet, Computer-supported collaboration, Telepresence, Online communication between school and home, Dynamic awareness theory, The Royal Forums, Affective Haptics, Polycom, List of video telecommunication services and product brands, PGi, Digital conversation, Drop.io, Datacloud, Converged Infrastructure, Command Post of the Future, Dimdim, Pixetell, VenueGen, The Rugby Forum, Genesys Conferencing, GoToMeeting, Glance Networks, Teliris, Virtual Rendezvous, Collaborative planning software, CoMotion, Hypercollaboration, Telexistence, Online discussion, Call control, Online discourse environment, Telecollaboration, User journey, Asynchronous conferencing, Voice message. Excerpt: Usenet is a worldwide distributed Internet discussion system. It developed from the general purpose UUCP architecture of the same name. Duke University graduate students Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979 and it was established in 1980. Users read and post messages (called articles or posts, and collectively termed news) to one or more categories, known as newsgroups. Usenet resembles a bulletin board system (BBS) in many respects, and is the precursor to the various Internet forums that are widely used today. Usenet can be superficially regarded as a hybrid between email and web forums. Discussions are threaded, with modern news reader software, as with web forums and BBSes, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. One notable difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Usenet is distributed among a large, constantly changing conglomeration of servers that store and forward messages to one another in so-called news feeds. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server ...



Assessing online learning

Assessing online learning Author Patricia Comeaux
ISBN-10 1882982770
Release 2005
Pages 175
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Students in traditional as well as online classrooms need more than grades from their instructors—they also need meaningful feedback to help bridge their academic knowledge and skills with their daily lives. With the increasing number of online learning classrooms, the question of how to consistently assess online learning has become increasingly pressing. However, providing such feedback through distance education presents complex challenges that instructors must understand in order to successfully teach and dialog with their students. Assessing Online Learning focuses on assessment as an integral part of learning. Building upon the paradigms and constructivist learning model established in Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom: Examples and Applications (2002), this collection offers an assortment of tools and strategies for evaluating learning and instructional design in online classrooms. Both conceptual and practical, this book addresses the salient issues of assessment and offers a variety of assessment tools and strategies for online classrooms and programs, such as self-assessment tools for students to evaluate their progress toward their final products, instruments in which teams can evaluate their progress and contributions, and specific tools and strategies for assessing students' critical thinking and writing skills in electronic discussion boards and in similar reflective writing environments. Written for faculty, administrators, scholars, and researchers in higher education, this book will be a valuable resource to anyone with a particular interest in the topic of assessment and online learning.



The Psychology of Digital Media at Work

The Psychology of Digital Media at Work Author Daantje Derks
ISBN-10 9781135106980
Release 2013-05-07
Pages 186
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In many professions daily work life has become unthinkable without the use of a computer with access to the Internet. As technological innovations progress rapidly and new applications of interactional media are invented, organizational behaviour continues to change. The central theme of this book is how new media affect organizational behavior and employee well-being. A variety of topics are considered: applications of new media in both personnel psychology and organizational psychology tools to improve selection and assessment issues arising in the context of training, learning and career development the use of online games for education and recreation the impact of mobile devices on organizational life the implications of new forms of collaboration by means of virtual teams. The research documented in this volume consists of high quality, quantitative studies illustrated by lively practical examples. The combination of science and practice ensures that new insights supported by empirical studies are translated into practical implications. The book will be essential reading for researchers and students in organizational psychology and related disciplines.



Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace Computer Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace  Computer Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes Author Hewett, Beth L.
ISBN-10 9781605669953
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 516
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"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.



Invisible Connections

Invisible Connections Author Sita Popat
ISBN-10 9781136776878
Release 2013-05-24
Pages 188
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The first and only book to focus on dance on the Internet, Sita Popat’s fascinating Invisible Connections examines how Internet and communication technologies offer dance and theatre new platforms for creating and performing work, and how opportunities for remote interaction and collaboration are available on a scale never before imaginable. Drawing upon the work of practioners and theorists in the arts, communications and technology theorists and , Invisible Connections makes special reference to Popat’s series of Internet-based choreography projects from with online communities around the globe, and explores: * methods by which such technologies can facilitate creative collaborations between performers and viewers * how sharing creative processes between online communities can enrich the artistic palette and provide arts-based learning * how the Cartesian duality of the mind-body split is challenged by the physicality of dancing and choreography together online. With its dual aspect approach, from the author as an artist/researcher and the appendix being written by a software designer, the historical perspective on performance on the internet coupled with the writing makes this a must read book for any student of performance, dance or communication studies.



Sociometrics and Human Relationships

Sociometrics and Human Relationships Author Peter A. Gloor
ISBN-10 9781787141124
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 512
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Sociometrics and Human Relationships translates the latest academic research into practical business strategies and techniques for social network analysis. This essential new title is key reading for students and practitioners across marketing, design, sociology, psychology and the humanities, and comes with a free academic license of Condor.



Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond Investigations and Applications

Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond  Investigations and Applications Author Yang, Harrison Hao
ISBN-10 9781466619371
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 501
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Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then construct their own knowledge, be it through Google Docs, online collaborative communities, YouTube, wikis, or blogs. Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative learning environments, computer-supported group-based learning, and professional learning communities. This casebook is an essential resource for educators, instructional designers, trainers, administrators, and researchers working in the areas of online learning and distance learning.



Google Wave Up and Running

Google Wave  Up and Running Author Andres Ferrate
ISBN-10 9781449390808
Release 2010-03-16
Pages 304
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Catch Google Wave, the revolutionary Internet protocol and web service that lets you communicate and collaborate in realtime. With this book, you'll understand how Google Wave integrates email, instant messaging (IM), wiki, and social networking functionality into a powerful and extensible platform. You'll also learn how to use its features, customize its functions, and build sophisticated extensions with Google Wave's open APIs and network protocol. Written for everyone -- from non-techies to ninja coders -- Google Wave: Up and Running provides a complete tour of this complex platform. You'll quickly work with the Google Wave Client, the app that lets users participate and collaborate on waves, and learn how to augment waves with gadgets and robots. In the process, you'll appreciate why Google Wave offers a great new model for online communication and collaboration. Become thoroughly familiar with Google Wave, including its structure, key concepts, and terminology Get a hands-on introduction to the APIs and resources that will help you develop on this platform Learn how to use Google Wave's APIs to develop your own gadgets and robots, and to embed waves on web pages Discover through use cases how Google Wave offers consumers a distinct advantage over current communication and collaboration technologies