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computer conferencing

[kəm′pyüd·ər ′kän·frəns·iŋ]
(communications)
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Although computer conferencing systems are a relatively recent phenomenon, they have added new possibilities to educational methods and strategies used by distance educators.
Table 1 Percent of Student Comments on Various Topics Made Through Computer Conferences or in the Fishbowl Computer Conferencing Fishbowl Topic Percent n Percent n Formulation of Question 15.
An early example is NEA's Mastery in Learning Project, which used asynchronous computer conferencing to support reform by promoting teachers' "sustained attention to decision making supported by a knowledge base" (Watts & Castle, 1992, p.
This article describes a three-year research project that explored the computer conferencing experiences of practicing teachers who were involved in a two-year, nontraditional master's program that emphasized the development of dispositions.
Increased corporate use of long-distance computer conferencing by up to 62% since September 11, 2001, has provided the impetus for advances in this technology.
Another method of distance education is computer conferencing, which permits either synchronous (at the same time) or asynchronous (at different times) communication capability (Connick, 1999).
With computer conferencing on the Web gaining popularity, the company announced an end to the annual meeting.
The majority of the 38 groups communicated predominantly through a simple asynchronous computer conferencing system I developed using XPost, and later Novell Groupwise.
Morten Paulsen (1995) suggests that "virtual schools" will dominate the future of distance education, radically changing the methods of delivery currently in use, and Linda Harasim (1996) has already noted the increasing popularity of computer conferencing, in particular, for the delivery of courses and sometimes entire programs.
The advantages of so-called cooperative or collaborative learning are abundantly documented, [3,7] Collaborative learning can occur just as well via computer conferencing, [8,10] Moreover, asynchronous conferencing overcomes the schedule-coordination problems that plague typical face-to-face learning teams.
If we accept a rather relaxed definition of "journal," electronic journals have existed for about twenty years - the informal newsletters produced within computer conferencing networks or even the messages of the conference itself could be loosely considered as a form of journal.
Or generic names such as electronic mail, computer conferencing and groupware.

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