Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication

Moe Folk (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Shawn Apostel (Eastern Kentucky University, USA)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 461
ISBN13: 9781466626638|ISBN10: 1466626631|EISBN13: 9781466626942|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2663-8


Digital technology plays a vital role in today's need for instant information access. The simplicity of acquiring and publishing online information presents new challenges in establishing and evaluating online credibility.

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication highlights important approaches to evaluating the credibility of digital sources and techniques used for various digital fields. This book brings together research in computer mediated communication along with the affects digital culture and online credibility.

Topics Covered

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

  • Blogs
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Digital Genres
  • Digital Technology
  • Evaluating Credibility
  • Freeware Ratings

Reviews and Testimonials

This collection of scholarly writings is intended as a resource for anyone conducting online research. More specifically, it offers online researchers ways to evaluate the credibility of the broad variety of online sources of information that are rapidly growing in number and focus. For that reason, it will appeal to a diverse audience: academics and students, journalists, Web designers, information literacy specialists and more. General topics include design and arrangement, perceptions of online information, news and primary research, user-generated content, and games. Editors are Folk (multimodal composition and digital rhetoric), Kutztown U. of Pennsylvania), and Apostel (communication coordinator, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky U.).

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Moe Folk is an Associate Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He teaches digital rhetoric and writing, technical communication, social media analytics, and multimodal composition. His research interests include teaching writing with technology, multimodal style, digital ethos, technological professional development, and visual rhetoric. His most recent works have appeared in Mobile Technologies for the Writing Classroom (NCTE), Computers and Composition Online, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and IGI Global.
Shawn Apostel is the Communication Coordinator for the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity at Eastern Kentucky University where he collaborates with communication faculty, Noel Studio research and writing coordinators, technology associates, and student consultants to identify needs and develop instructional/information seminars focusing on visual, oral, and digital communication. A graphic designer by trade, Dr. Apostel has a MA in Professional Communication from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. His research interests include visual communication, creativity, digital ethos, e-waste reduction, and instructional use of cloud-based composition programs. His work is published by IGI Global, CCDigital Press, Lexington Books, New Forums Press, and Computers and Composition Online. In spring of 2013 his co-authored book Teaching Creative Thinking: Pedagogical Approaches will be published by New Forums Press.