October 1996

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December Communications, Inc.

Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 3, Number 10 / October 1, 1996

Editor's Page
Another month, another issue on education and computer-mediatated communication!


* Mentoring and the Internet
Ted Nellen discusses mentoring via the Internet. He describes his experiences as a mentor and how he incorporates mentors into his high school English classes.

* Enhancing Professional Development in Special Education Through the Web
Jennifer Gold describes a model of professional development designed by the National Center to Improve Practice that combines both resources and online conversations in delivering information to educators via the Web.

* Feeling Between the Lines
Joyce Menges examines extraverbal communication in cyberspace. She asks, "What do we need to know about nonverbal communication in order to succeed in our interactions within online communication?" [Editor's Note: this article is also available in a single file]


* Book Review: Coming Out of the Closedt World
John Horberg reviews The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America, by Paul N. Edwards.

* Book Review: Kids in Cyberspace, Slightly Out of Focus
Chris Lapham reviews Kidnet: The Kid's Guide to Surfing Through Cyberspace, by Debra and Brad Schepp. She reveals the good, the not-so-good, and the bottom line about this book.

* (Re)Call For Articles: Hypertext Fiction and Criticism
The December 1996 issue of CMC Magazine will cover hypertext fiction and criticism--the deadline for the hypertext fiction contest (with cash prizes!) has been extended until November 10, 1996.

* The Last Link: A Meditation on Web Literacy
John December explores what the focus should be in teaching students how to write for the Web. He cautions against a Web literacy based on technical tasks only.

Letters to the editor always welcome:

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