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Author Harris, Judith B. ♦ Figg, Candace
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2000
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword E-mail ♦ Facilitated communications ♦ Online instruction
Abstract Asynchronous,text-based communication is different from most otherforms of interchange in important ways.It lacks the full spectrum of visualand audible information that people depend upon,often unconsciously, in face-to-face exchanges.It also requires different interaction strategies ifit is to be used to create maximal educational benefit by and for students and teachers.These techniques can be modeled and made explicit bysomeone closely following online conversations in the role of facilitator,helping participants to construct online teaching/learning experiences inmutually beneficial ways.The Electronic Emissary s years of research haveshown that the people best prepared to assist in these ways have experiencein both online communication and pedagogy.The Emissary s facilitatorsprovide individualized,just in time assistance to teachers,students,andsubject matter experts during their telementoring exchanges.
ISSN 15276805
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-11-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15579441
Journal ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 4
Page Count 10
Starting Page 227
Ending Page 236


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Source: ACM Digital Library