Informal Communication in Virtual Learning Environments
Werner Beuschel (University of Applied Sciences, Brandenburg, Germany), Birgit Gaiser (Knowledge Media Research Center, Tuebingen, Germany) and Susanne Draheim (University of Applied Sciences, Brandenburg, Germany)
Copyright: © 2005
Learning environments increasingly become more diverse by the use of information technology. Thereby, the share of face-to-face situations between students as well as between students and mentors becomes smaller, while the share of encounters in virtual space is growing larger. Thus, computer mediated communication (CMC) is growing in importance in all learning environments.