ERIC Number: ED110013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Group Communication through Computers. Volume 2: A Study of Social Effects. IFF Report R-33.
Vallee, Jacques; And Others
The second research report in a continuing investigation of group communication via computer networks describes a series of field tests designed to identify the basic parameters of human interaction in computer-based teleconferencing. The method used in the tests is described, and the research approach used in analyzing the tests is outlined. Ten conferences involving small groups ranging from 3 to 30 participants are described in detail and analyzed according to a taxonomy of group communication developed in collaboration with other research groups. The possible impact of computer-based communication on work patterns and its potential as a medium for networks of disseminated persons are explored and evaluated. A statement of statistical results and a bibliography are appended. (Author/SK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communications, Computer Oriented Programs, Conferences, Cost Effectiveness, Databases, Group Discussion, Interaction, Interaction Process Analysis, Problem Solving, Social Influences, Teleconferencing
Institute for the Future, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.