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Pub. period:1994-2011
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:9


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Mike Sharples:21
Caroline Haythornt..:19
Michelle M. Kazmer:7

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Bloch, Naomi and Bruce, Bertram C. (2011): Older adults and the new public sphere. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 1-7.

As governments and other agencies increasingly turn to the Internet to engage in public discourse and the exchange of ideas, relatively little attention has been paid to how older adults participate in this new and developing public sphere. This inattention will become even more of an issue in the future, as the sustained involvement of a significant and growing portion of our population is needed across the board, but notably in areas of health, family, and community sustainability. In-depth interviews were conducted with 18 participants in the Senior Odyssey program, who ranged in age from 62 to 84 (mean: 73 years). An attempt was made to gain a qualitative picture of their online engagement. Responses suggest that participants viewed the Internet as a one-way, transmissive information source, and as a supplementary means of communication, primarily with friends and family. Unlike many of today's youth, they exhibited little awareness of an online participatory culture.

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Haythornthwaite, Caroline, Andrews, Richard, Kazmer, Michelle M., Bruce, Bertram C., Montague, Rae-Anne and Preston, Christina (2007): Theories and models of and for online learning. In First Monday, 12 (8) .

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Sharples, Mike and Bruce, Bertram C. (1994): Collaborative writing and technological change: Implications for writing practice and system design. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3 (3) pp. 225-228.

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Gruber, Sibylle, Peyton, Joy Kreeft and Bruce, Bertram C. (1994): Collaborative writing in multiple discourse contexts. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3 (3) pp. 247-269.

Research in computer-supported writing has traditionally compared electronic communication with oral, face-to-face communication to identify the benefits and weaknesses of each, as if they entailed dichotomous choices. In this article, we challenge that view and argue instead that any form of communication and its educational usefulness is shaped by the situation in which it is used, the backgrounds and goals of the participants, the institutional and technological setup, and the intended purpose of the medium. Three modes of communication in one graduate course are examined -- oral discussion, synchronous written discussion on a local area network, and asynchronous written postings on an email list set up for the class. It was found that patterns of participation, topic introduction, and topic development differed across the three communication modes, but that the three were interwoven with each other and embedded within the larger classroom context and forms of knowledge creation in the class. Thus, rather than examining different communication media separately, researchers interested in understanding computer-supported collaborative writing need to look at how different media are used to create a "meta-medium," which is established by the discourse community involved.

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