Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments

Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments

Bobbe Gaines Baggio (American University, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 320
ISBN13: 9781466698994|ISBN10: 1466698993|EISBN13: 9781466699007|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9899-4

Description

Though humans have been communicating through virtual mediators since the invention of the telephone, new technologies make the use of virtual communications even more immediate and pervasive than ever before. By understanding the theories and models behind virtual communication, one can understand the way society has been changed and how it will continue to do so.

Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments examines the implications of virtual communication and online interaction and the theories and trends associated with them. It will discuss and address the differences and challenges that develop when communicating virtually and explore the various influences virtual communication plays in work, education, and quotidian life. This title provides a foundation of emerging trends from which new theories and models of communication can grow. This book will become a cherished resource for academics, researchers, technology developers, students, and government or institutional leaders.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Filtering and Search Engines
  • Global Communications
  • Human Attention
  • Perceptions of Virtual Communications
  • Societal Impacts of Communication
  • Virtual Collaboration
  • Virtual Communications in Education
  • Virtual Identity and Anonymity

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Bobbe Gaines Baggio (Ph.D.) is an accomplished author, speaker and educator. Her specific expertise is in how to use technologies to help people learn. She is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and online Learning at The American University in Washington, D.C. and former Director of the M.S. in Instructional Technology Management and B.A. in Organizational Leadership at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA.

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