"Virtual community" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Virtual Community

    learning environment. The author is trying to communicate the importance of communication‚ teamwork‚ and quality input in online learning. Beaudoin proposed that online students can learn and master content even if they appear “invisible” in the online community (Beaudoin‚ 2002). The idea is that a less skilled student would “lurk” or watch other students more experienced and skilled and learn from them. Nagel on the other hand proposed that most “successful” students actively participated in the online

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  • Rheingold's Virtual Community Analysis

    The Virtual Community begins with Rheingold telling the reader how he used the online parenting virtual community WELL to help in an emergency at home. What he emphasizes in this retelling is how he got the solution to his problem from the community quicker than he would have using health professionals. From there‚ Rheingold tells the reader how many topics are covered in online communities and no matter what kind of person one is‚ there is something that they are very interested in and will speak

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  • Critically Examine the Concept of ‘Community’ in Relation to Virtual Community

    Critically examine the concept of ‘community’ in relation to virtual community. It is difficult to examine the concept of ‘community’ as the term ‘community’ is used in a very wide sense to refer to many different figurations of people (Bell & Newby‚ 1974)‚ thus generating a large number of separate definitions (Stacey‚ 1969). In order to gain an understanding of what ‘community’ really means it is important to consider the history of its usage. The term originated in the fourteenth century and

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  • In what sense are virtual communities real?

    In what sense(s) are virtual communities real communities? A virtual community is a network of people who interact through various forms of media‚ and allow users to obtain support‚ advice‚ friendship and sometimes merely just interaction with others. In a world where the internet is becoming ever more important‚ and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are now a part of many people’s every day lives‚ there is a strong sense that online‚ virtual communities are becoming ever more

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  • virtual team

    Introduction and Thesis Nowadays‚ virtual techniques have become more and more popular. In the article I have chosen‚ the author believes that members of successful virtual collaboration teams (VCTs) need strong interpersonal and collaboration skills‚ which include establishing trust‚ embracing diversity‚ knowledge sharing and so on (Roy‚ 2012). In addition‚ compared to traditional face-to-face collaboration‚ this article also illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of VCTs. After reading

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  • A Community of Practice

    A community of Practice using a discussion forum

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  • Community

    Definition of Community: (Sarason) “a readily available‚ mutually supportive networkd of relationships on which one could depend Definition of Psychological Sense of Community (Sarason) perception of similarity to others acknowledge interdependence with other… Types of Community: 1. Locality-Based Community * Includes city blocks‚ neighbors‚ small towns… * Interpersonal ties based on geographic proximity exist between members * Individuals identify themselves by their locality

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  • Consumer behavior in online game communities

    com/locate/comphumbeh Consumer behavior in online game communities: A motivational factor perspective Chin-Lung Hsu a‚* ‚ Hsi-Peng Lu b a b Department of Information Management‚ Da-Yeh University‚ 112 Shan-Jiau Road‚ Da-Tsuen‚ Changhua‚ Taiwan‚ ROC Department of Information Management‚ National Taiwan University of Science and Technology‚ Taipei‚ Taiwan‚ ROC Available online 8 November 2005 Abstract The concept of online communities has been used to improve customersÕ loyalty in

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  • Virtual Tourism

    Virtual Reality The definition of virtual reality comes‚ naturally‚ from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could‚ of course‚ mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation. So what is virtual reality? Answering "what is virtual reality" in technical terms is straight-forward. Virtual reality

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  • Virtual Reality

    1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Description about Virtual Reality Virtual Reality (VR) involves development of a computer generated virtual environment intended to simulate the real world. It is an emerging computer visualization technology that allows users to experience a strong sense of reality in a computer-generated environment. Engineers have begun to realize the usefulness of VR as an innovative tool to visualize‚ manipulate‚ and interact with complex three-dimensional (3-D) graphical data that

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