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Computer-Mediated Communication

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Computer Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education examines online interactions from different national, cultural, linguistic, legal, and economic perspectives, exploring how the increasingly international and intercultural Internet affects the ways users present ideas, exchange information, and conduct discussions online. Educators, researchers, and practitioners will discover ways to effectively use Web-based technologies, transcending barriers to participate and collaborate in international projects that reflect the scope and scale of today’s global interactions.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. Foreword
    1. The Changing Nature Of Education: Every Educational Delivery Format Can Incorporate New Technologies
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Overview of Technologies and Current Trends/ Fundamental Concepts
    1. Chapter 1: Meeting Them Halfway
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. A Brief History Of Web 2.0
      4. Cmc Tools
      5. Future Trends
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: Transmedia Communication
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. The Research
      5. Findings And Discussion
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: Library Resources and Services in 21st Century Online Education
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Library Resources
      4. Library Services
      5. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 4: The Usability of Online Quizzes
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Review Of Literature
      4. Methodology
      5. Study Results
      6. Conclusion And Discussion
    5. Chapter 5: ePortfolios and the Communicative Intellect in Online Education
      1. Abstract
      2. Communication In The Interactive Age
      3. Eportfolios As Media-Rich Authentic Assessment Tools
      4. Course Re-Design Models And New Media
      5. Collaborative Ownership And “Natural” Cmc
      6. Eportfolio Media Types
      7. Situating Your Eportfolio Model
      8. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 6: Using Web-Conferencing to Increase Learner Engagement
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Institutional History And Adoption Of Web-Conferencing Platform Programs
      4. Software
      5. Training And Support
      6. Learner Engagement
      7. Alignment With National Best Practice Standards To Increase Leaner Engagement
      8. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 7: Visual Arts Online Educational Trends
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Visual Culture
      5. Cultural Production
      6. Originality In Art And Practice
      7. Discussion
  8. Section 2: Social Implications
    1. Chapter 8: Promoting Global Citizenship through Intercultural Exchange Using Technology
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Statement Of The Problem
      4. Theoretical Framework
      5. Intercultural Exchange
      6. Artifacts
      7. Implications For Learning
      8. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 9: From Myopia to Global Vision via International Collaboration
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Challenge 1: Specific Circumstances Of The Classes
      5. Challenge 2: Structure And Patterns Of Team Interactions
      6. Challenge 3: Technologies For Collaboration
      7. Conclusion
      8. Appendix A
    3. Chapter 10: How Similar or Different are We?
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Methodology
      5. Results
      6. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 11: A Framework for Networked Experiments in Global E-Science
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Science, Networks, And Collaboration
      4. Collaboration And E-Science
      5. Distributed Processes And Mutual Objectives
      6. The Architecture Of Projects
      7. Modules
      8. Enhancing Flexibility In Research And Teaching
      9. Discussion And Concluding Remarks
    5. Chapter 12: Speech Codes Theory as a Framework for Analyzing Communication in Online Educational Settings
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Ethnography And The Ethnography Of Communication
      4. Speech Codes Theory: A Method For Studying Cmc In Education
      5. Applying Speech Codes Theory To Studies Of Online Settings
      6. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 13: Students’ Evaluation of Online Discussion
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. An Overview Of Online Learning
      4. Methods
      5. Findings
      6. Discussion
      7. Conclusion
  9. Section 3: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 14: The Agile Teaching Library
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Models For Integrating Information Literacy Instruction
      4. Comparison Of Implementation Concerns
      5. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 15: Going Viral in the Classroom
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Potentials Of Online Education
      4. Best Practices Case Study
      5. Societal Implications And Conclusion
      6. Appendix
  10. Section 4: Online Collaboration/ Online Communities
    1. Chapter 16: The Students’ Participation in WebCT
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Background
      4. The Study
      5. The Results
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 17: Building Virtual Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Purpose Of Discussion In The Classroom
      4. Online Discussion Challenges
      5. Tips For A Better Online Experience
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 18: Using Traditional Classroom Facilitation Methods in Online Discussion
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Thesis
      4. Literature Review
      5. Methodology
      6. Results
      7. Discussion
      8. Conclusion
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index