Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes
Release Date: June, 2010. Copyright © 2010. 440 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-863-0, ISBN13: 9781615208630, ISBN10: 1615208631, EISBN13: 9781615208647
Discussion, whether in online or face-to-face environments, is central to attaining and disseminating information.
Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes contains examples of online discussions in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes, allowing readers to understand what is likely to facilitate discussion online, what is likely to encourage collaborative meaning-making, what is likely to encourage productive, supportive, engaged discussion, and what is likely to foster critical thinking. This book assembles cases that address an array of research methods, online communication media, forms of expression, communication contexts, and philosophical perspectives.
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Lesley A. Withers (Central Michigan University, USA), Lynnette G. Leonard (University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA), John C. Sherblom (University of Maine, USA)
Second Life—an online, three-dimensional, virtual world—offers educators and students the opportunity to enter a virtual classroom, participate in synchronous online...
Judith C. Lapadat (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada), Maureen L. Atkinson (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada), Willow I. Brown (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)
This chapter addresses the collaborative participatory nature of online interactivity within the range of social networking spaces afforded by Web 2.0 (O’Reilly, 200...
Jolane Flanigan (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
With the growing number of women going online, women-centered Internet sites have become more abundant. This case focuses on social support offered by relationship m...
- Blogs and wikis
- Communication interfaces
- Conversational structure
- Discourse analysis
- Electronic biographies
- Online communication courses
- Online consultation forums
- Social dialogue
- Social presence