Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education
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Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education

Sigrid Kelsey (Louisiana State University, USA) and Kirk St. Amant (East Carolina University, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 324
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-077-4
ISBN13: 9781613500774|ISBN10: 1613500777|EISBN13: 9781613500781
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Description:

While the majority of Internet users reside in industrialized nations, online access in the developing world has risen rapidly in recent years. As emerging technologies increasingly permit inexpensive and easy online access, the number of Internet users worldwide will only continue to expand.

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.

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

  • Community and Technology
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Computer-Mediated Relationships
  • Cultural Differences
  • Cultural Representation in Online Media
  • Distance Learning
  • Global Communication
  • International Collaboration
  • International Education
  • Web-based Technologies
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... [E]ven within face-to-face educational settings, online technologies enhance learning and help present alternative educational options to students. Educators can and should embrace such methods to experience them now and to prepare for the next innovations.

– Loriene Roy, Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Sigrid Kelsey is a Librarian at Louisiana State University. She is editor of Catholic Library World, and has co-edited several books including Best Practices for Corporate Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2011), and Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication (Information Science Reference, 2008). She a recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty under 40 award (2010), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) ProQuest Innovation in College Librarianship Award (2010), the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) Anthony H. Benoit Mid-Career Award (2010), and the ACRL-Louisiana Scholar Librarian of the Year Award (2009).
Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication and of International Studies at East Carolina University.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Brent Henze, East Carolina University, USA
  • Beth Hewett, Independent Scholar, USA
  • Chuck Huff, St. Olaf College, USA
  • Constance Kampf, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
  • Naomi Lederer, Colorado State University, USA
  • Rich Rice, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Loriene Roy, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Stanley J. Wilder, UNC Charlotte, USA