The positive impact of virtual environments across cultures: understanding the experience of the african american college students' use of e-tools in the learning environment

Abstract : The technology of change is rapid, it is all encompassing, and it is inescapable. The question emerges in this swift acquisition of new technology – what is lost and what is gained? Traits such as social introversion and defensiveness can inhibit traditional styles of communication. It is believed that electronic communication tools can facilitate communication with certain personality traits and cultural groups and remove some communication barriers across cultures. For this exploratory study a select group of African American university students were given a personality assessment and asked about their experiences with electronic communication tools such as instant message, email, chat, and text messaging.
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Jerri Lynn Hogg, Lynne Saba, Pat Hodges, Nolan Penn. The positive impact of virtual environments across cultures: understanding the experience of the african american college students' use of e-tools in the learning environment. Conference ICL2007, September 26 -28, 2007, 2007, Villach, Austria. 5 p. ⟨hal-00257132⟩

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