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ERIC Number: ED356759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 75
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Towards a Global Classroom: Using Computer-Mediated Communications at UAA.
Johnston, Valerie L.
This paper is an introduction to computer-mediated communication (CMC) for university faculty and uses of CMC in education and professional development. An introductory section defines CMC, describes CMC tools, and briefly reviews the literature. The following topics related to CMC in instruction are addressed in the first section: educational uses of CMC; advantages and disadvantages; usage guidelines, including the electronic moderator, design issues, and electronic messages; and CMC in the classroom. The next section discusses CMC in professional development and research; and the third section describes CMC at the University of Alaska, Anchorage (UAA), including electronic mail, computer conferencing, and computer networks. Recommended resources and 50 references are listed. Appendix A contains a study by the author done in April 1992, entitled "Faculty Use of Computer-Mediated Communication at the University of Alaska Anchorage." This research report describes a questionnaire sent to faculty via electronic mail to determine how often and for what purposes faculty members utilize CMC. Results indicate a low level of CMC usage reported, particularly in the area of instruction, with many faculty indicating a desire to have more information and training on CMC. The questionnaire and questionnaire results are appended; and a list of 25 references is included. (ALF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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