A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 5, Number 6 / June 1, 1998
- Editor's Page
Special issue guest editor
Andrea Baker introduces this first
part of a double issue about relationships online.
|SPECIAL FOCUS: ONLINE RELATIONSHIPS|
Organizer Participation in an Computer Mediated Conference
Scott Crawford observes how
Internet-based conferencing has become a widespread
means of collecting minds without the need for physical presence.
Yet organizations should not implement online conferencing
without regard to time and costs. It may be that
face-to-face conference may be the better way to go.
A Personal Experience with Electronic Community
relates her experience in
an eight-week pilot online seminar at
the Fielding Institute,
a distance institution with no residential campus.
The seminar was designed for a small group of students
and faculty to explore human issues within an electronic community.
A Project Management Approach
to Online Communication
Brian Hoyt observes that techniques for making the most of
online communication tools such as chat lines, video conferencing,
and Internet-based conferencing are lacking.
He concludes that we must improve facilitation techniques
and analyze why certain online relationships are stronger than others.
Letters to the editor always welcome: