Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories
Release Date: March, 2012. Copyright © 2012. 451 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0312-7, ISBN13: 9781466603127, ISBN10: 1466603127, EISBN13: 9781466603134
With the power to gather people with similar interests together, virtual communities have gained attention by not only practitioners, but researchers, as well.
Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories offers in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art research on virtual community participation. This book appeals to those interested not only in virtual communities, but also in virtual worlds, virtual teams, and even online shopping. Virtual community researchers, as well as researchers from diverse fields--computer science, information systems, psychology, sociology, and telecommunications--will find valuable motivation theories discussed in this book.
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Luiz Antonio Joia (Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil)
This chapter demonstrates usage of a Web-based participative learning environment, which has enabled graduate students in e-commerce classes on the Executive Master...
Joana Sócrates Dantas (Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil), Regina Melo Silveira (Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil)
Description of online digital content is currently extremely necessary to facilitate a diverse amount of resource sharing over the internet. Many times, content is s...
Peter D. Gibbings (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Lyn M. Brodie (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Higher education today calls for transformative rather than transmissive education, and educators need to be particularly concerned with facilitating learners to ful...
Xiao-Ling Jin (Shanghai University, China), Matthew K.O. Lee (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), Christy M. K. Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong), Zhongyun (Phil) Zhou (Tongji University, China)
With the advent of the Internet, so too came several new means by which people share and acquire information. One such method is the use of virtual communities. Virt...
Constanta-Nicoleta Bodea (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Vasile Bodea (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Ion Gh. Rosca (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Radu Mogos (Academy of Economic Studies, Romania), Maria-Iuliana Dascalu (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania)
The aim of this chapter is to explore the application of data mining for analyzing participatory behavior of the students enrolled in an online two-year Master degre...
Jonathan Marshall (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Death strikes everywhere, even online. Death poses problems personally, existentially, and culturally, and is potentially destructive to person and group. Yet many s...
- Behavior theories
- Belonging or inclusion
- Community participation frameworks
- Gift economy perspective
- Interpersonal relationship
- Lurking and active participation
- Power Dynamics
- Process virtualization
- Social capital
- Social psychological perspective