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ATT Labs-Research:  The role of face-to-face communication in distributed work

ATT Labs-Research: The role of face-to-face communication in distributed work
Most distributed work requires mediated communication, but the appropriate use of mediated, as compared with face-to-face communication, is not well understood. Face to face communication supports touch, shared activities, eating and drinking together, as well as informal interactions and attention management. We argue that these activities are crucial for sustaining the social relationships that make distributed work possible... We also
document the disadvantages of face to face communication

NECC 2002 Progam: Research Papers

NECC 2002 Progam: Research Papers
From the 23rd annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) being held in San Antonio.

e-JIST: Research in Online Learning Community

e-JIST: Research in Online Learning Community
Online learning community has been considered as one of the most important learning concepts in technology-based instructions. Yet online learning community has not been well-defined or well-examined. The social learning process has been suggested as the fundamental factor to examine in an online learning community to ensure online participants and the community will grow and evolve in terms of their knowledge acquisition. Four basic elements and four theoretical constructs in online learning community suggest an ideal theoretical framework for future research. The purpose of this paper is to examine current literature and current research concerning online learning community, to discuss the impacts of online learning communities on human learning, and to propose a theoretical construct for future development of online learning communities.

The Chronicle: Nebraska Researchers Measure

The Chronicle: Nebraska Researchers Measure the Extent of 'Link Rot' in Distance Education
Anyone who has surfed the Web knows the frustration caused by hyperlinks to Web pages that have moved or ceased to exist. For apparently the first time, two researchers at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln have measured the impact of this "link rot" on online education -- and it's not pretty.

The Chronicle: Research Group toRelease

The Chronicle: Research Group toRelease Technical Standards for Its Free Course-Management Software
A research team that is building free course-management software plans today to release the first technical standards that provide the framework of its forthcoming software. Although the group is still months away from releasing a fully functioning program, its leaders say they hope that sharing their work so far will help build interest and support for the project.

National Post: Rx for research

National Post: Rx for research The college has embarked on a bold new learning prescription with plans to combine a doctor's quest to seek answers to questions arising from daily practice, and the need to earn mandated credits toward professional development. The result? An online professional development portal called Mainport. Launched this past fall, the portal allows doctors to create their own personal learning projects using an electronic Web diary. The diary links to a resource-rich database containing medical textbooks, drug databases, full-text journals and more.

The Chronicle: Researcher Sees a

The Chronicle: Researcher Sees a Big Role for Virtual Reality in Distance Education
Jaron Lanier: I have never learned to feel fully comfortable lecturing to remote students. I've used various systems, and I try to really be there for students if I'm giving a lecture. To me, teaching is the ultimate performing art, and all performing arts are interactive. You always have to connect with the people, you don't just present, you have to connect. And I find it difficult [online].

CSM: A student-researched website simulates

CSM: A student-researched website simulates escape from slavery (via SiT)
A college with websites for every single course, and technology that teaches students based on their individual learning styles - could this be the face of education in the future?

NY Times: Researchers Bring Voice

NY Times: Researchers Bring Voice Recognition to Palmtops
Five years ago, hand-held devices with speech interfaces were futuristic visions. Someday, engineers predicted, people would get so fed up with tapping on tiny keyboards that they would want to talk to their devices instead. Some people, they figured, would find small screens such a strain that they would want their hand-held computers to read their notes aloud, particularly while they were driving.

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