ERIC Number: ED430551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-7
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A Theoretical Look at Electronic Community's Conversation and Curriculum.
Rogers, Curtis R.
This paper examines the importance of the electronic community and its conversation for educators. Highlights include: (1) connections in electronic communities, including listservs, World Wide Web-based discussion groups, and the "conversational web"; (2) cyber-collaborative learning, including virtual classrooms, developing student writing skills, and collaboration among educators; (3) social development within the electronic community, including virtuality and postmodernism; (4) electronic community and hypertext conversation, including the chaos of non-linear asynchronous communication; (5) the individual and the community, including advantages of non-linearity for advancing critical thinking skills and allowing greater flexibility in understanding curriculum; and (6) conversational nuance and beyond, including conveying emotion and miscommunication/misunderstanding. (AEF)
Descriptors: Community, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Hypermedia, Instructional Effectiveness, Interaction, Postmodernism, Social Development, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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