Building Virtual Communities

Building Virtual Communities

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Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities. The chapters provide a basis for thinking about the dynamics of Internet community building. This includes consideration of the role of the self or individual as a participant in virtual community, and the design and refinement of technology as the conduit for extending and enhancing the possibilities of community building in cyberspace. Building Virtual Communities will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human-computer interaction.A famous study of photocopier repair technicians (Orr, 1990) demonstrated that storytelling in social, water-cooler settings ... from one another, increasing their knowledge, thereby enabling the company to solve more copier problems for moreanbsp;...

Title:Building Virtual Communities
Author:K. Ann Renninger, Wesley Shumar
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-07-08


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