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Issue 1 • Date March 2007

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication publication information

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  • Learning With Weblogs: Enhancing Cognitive and Social Knowledge Construction

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    This study investigated the impact of weblog use on individual learning in the context of university senior-level business education. As an emergent form of personal communication, weblogs enable people to publish their thoughts as webpages, and to share information and knowledge. Recognizing the potential impact of weblogs on knowledge expression and sharing, this research sought to empirically examine whether the continuous use of weblogs as online learning logs would affect student learning performance. The assumption was that effective use of weblogs promoted the constructivist models of learning by supporting both cognitive and social knowledge construction, and by reinforcing individual accountability in learning. Results from an Information Systems undergraduate course with 31 participants indicated that the performance of students' weblogs was a significant predictor of the learning outcome (while traditional coursework was not). Moreover, individuals' cognitive construction effort to build their own mental models and social construction effort to further enrich/expand knowledge resources appeared to be two key aspects of the constructivist learning with weblogs. Our results imply the potential benefit of using weblogs as a knowledge construction tool and a social learning medium View full abstract»

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  • Activating and Perpetuating Virtual Teams: Now That We're Mobile, Where Do We Go?

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    Based on an interpretive case study in a large petrochemical company, this paper provides evidence for a theoretical framework based on the relationship of abstract and personal trust to the effectiveness of long-term virtual teams. This theory of virtual teams states that, when all other enabling factors for trust and effective virtual team working are conducive, then four elements exist: first, personal trust is most effectively established or reinvigorated through geographically collocated social interaction; second, personal trust is an antecedent to the activation and operation of effective virtual teams; third, abstract trust is an alternative to personal trust as an antecedent to the activation and operation of effective, short-term virtual teams; and finally, personal trust gradually dissipates over time without collocated social interaction. This theory leads to four propositions about the role of ubiquitous computing for virtual teams. These propositions draw from the mobility brought by ubiquitous computing to potential and active virtual teams. The mobility can be used to collocate (perhaps rhythmically or routinely) team members for the purpose of enabling or sustaining perpetual virtual teams View full abstract»

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  • Organizational Website Design as a Rhetorical Situation

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    While a significant amount of attention and interest has been directed to investigate the communicative functions of organizational websites, little research has been done to examine how internal organizational communication shapes organizational website design. This study employs the theory of rhetorical situation to examine the impact of internal organizational communication on website design. Specifically, it has examined a few organizational website design case studies from the perspective of rhetorical situation and has analyzed a case about website design by a Chinese student organization on a US college campus. Both the examination and analysis show that organizations and designers must communicate effectively in the process of identifying and thereafter transforming organizational objectives into effective website features. Both theoretical and practical implications for organizational website design are addressed in the paper View full abstract»

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  • Publishing in Scientific and Engineering Contexts: A Course for Graduate Students Tutorial

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  • The Language of Visuals: Text + Graphics = Visual Rhetoric Tutorial

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  • Personal, Portable, Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life (Ito, M. et al., Eds.; 2005)

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  • Throw Me the Bottom Line—I'm Drowning in E-Mail! (Fielden, J.S. et al.; 2003)

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  • Technical Communication—International: Today and in the Future (Hennig, J. and Tjarks-Sobhani, M., Eds.; 2005)

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  • Putt's Law and the Successful Technocrat: How to Win in the Information Age (Putt, A.; 2006)

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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Information for authors

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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Editor-in-Chief
Saul Carliner
Concordia University