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'De-coupling groups in space and time': Evaluating new forms of social dialogue for learning

Burden, Kevin; Atkinson, Simon

Authors

Simon Atkinson



Abstract

Prior to the Web, we had hundreds of years of experience with broadcast media, from printing presses to radio and TV. Prior to email, we had hundreds of years experience with personal media - the telegraph, the telephone. But outside the Internet, we had almost nothing that supported conversation among many people at once. The radical change was de-coupling groups in space and time. To get a conversation going around a conference table or campfire, you need to gather everyone in the same place at the same moment. By undoing those restrictions, the Internet has ushered in a host of new social patterns, from the mailing list to the chat room to the weblog. (Shirky, 2003). © 2010, IGI Global.

Publication Date Dec 1, 2010
Pages 141-158
Book Title Cases on online discussion and interaction: experiences and outcomes
ISBN 9781615208630; 9781615208647
APA6 Citation Burden, K., & Atkinson, S. (2010). 'De-coupling groups in space and time': Evaluating new forms of social dialogue for learning. Cases on online discussion and interaction: experiences and outcomes, 141-158. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-863-0.ch007
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-61520-863-0.ch007
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