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Applications of technology to distance education: communication within a virtual community

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1 Author(s)
Krull, R. ; Dept. of Language, Literature, & Commun., Rensselaer Polytech. Inst., Troy, NY, USA

Despite our best attempts to use technology to foster interpersonal communication in distance-education classes, there are many opportunities for lapses and failures. Even the best-intentioned instructors and students can fall into traps brought about by technology and its misuse. Facilities designed to foster communication can be bewildering to those who do not understand them; rather than leading to improved communication, they can actually serve as barriers.

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Professional Communication Conference, 2002. IPCC 2002. Proceedings. IEEE International

Date of Conference:

2002