6.0495 IPCT-J Vol. I No. 1 Announcement (1/379)

Wed, 10 Feb 1993 05:57:32 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0495. Wednesday, 10 Feb 1993.

Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1993 09:28 EST
From: Interpersonal Computing and Technology <IPCT@GUVAX.BITNET>
Subject: Interpersonal Computing and Technology - Vol. 1 No. 1

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### ### ## ### ## # ### # Interpersonal Computing and
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### ### ## ### ### An Electronic Journal for
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### ### ### ## ### ISSN: 1064-4326
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Published by the Center for Teaching and Technology, Academic Computer
Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
This article is archived as CONTENTS IPCTV1N1 on LISTSERV@GUVM

1. Letter from the Publisher
2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles
3. Table of Contents and Abstracts
4. Editorial Board
5. Copyright Statement

1. Letter from the Publisher

IPCT-J Readers,

Welcome to the first issue of IPCT-J! It is almost one year
ago this week that the idea for this electronic journal was first

I was hired by Georgetown University in January 1992, in part,
to direct the Center for Teaching and Technology (CTT) at the
Academic Computer Center. Simply stated, the mission of the
Center is to promote the integration of computers and other
instructional technology in the higher education classroom.
Within that framework is included the vision of tapping the
expertise available from scholars throughout the world, to
discuss their common interests, to learn from one another, to
share their expertise and to pool their experience toward the
solution of common problems.

In the course of discussion we decided that a scholarly peer-
reviewed journal could be a valuable part of promoting the
mission of the CTT. As we continued to articulate this idea, we
thought that an electronic journal distribution might be the most
immediate and practical way of implementing this goal. To that end,
a scholarly discussion group (SDG) was created to help in finding of
an editorial board, potential contributors and subscribers. The
original list announcement commented on this goal:

Besides creating a forum for the topics of
interest noted above, another interest of the CTT
is to publish a scholarly, refereed international
journal. To that end, the IPCT-L will develop a
subscription list and act as a resource to develop
the community necessary to review articles and
recommend editorial policies as these publishing
goals move forward.

It is with pride and a sense of accomplishment on the part
of many persons that I announce this first issue of the Interpersonal
Computing and Technology Journal.

Submissions for future issue are requested on topics
including: the use of electronic networks in the classroom;
electronic publishing; the use of electronic networks and
information exchange; library applications of electronic
communication; professional relationships carried on via
electronic communication; and the use of electronic communication
in higher education, business, industry and government.
Technological articles will be considered to the extent that they
are intelligible to the bulk of the readers and are not specific to
any particular hardware configuration.

Contributions to IPCT-J can be submitted by electronic mail in
APA style to: Gerald Phillips, Editor IPCT-J GMP3@PSUVM.PSU.EDU

This issue contains seven articles and is an example of the mix of
topics and styles that is our goal to achieve in each issue.

The editors hope you find this and future issues of IPCT-J
useful. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions
or comments.


Zane Berge
Director, Center for Teaching and Technology
Georgetown University

2. Retrieval Instructions for Articles

Articles are stored as files at LISTSERV@GUVM.BITnet. To retrieve
a file interactively, send the GET command given after the article
abstract to LISTSERV@GUVM.

To retrieve the article as a e-mail message add F=MAIL to your
interactive message, or send an e-mail note in the following format:


The GET command GET IPCTV1N1 PACKAGE will retrieve the entire issue.
(WARNING: This will send all files below with a total of 5866

Instructions for anonymous ftp will be announced on IPCT-L@GUVM by
February 15, 1993.

The listserv's Internet address is LISTSERV@GUVM.GEORGETOWN.EDU

3. Contents

Stimulating Learning with Electronic Guest Lecturing
Morton Cotlar and James N. Shimabukuro, University of Hawaii
To retrieve this file GET COTLAR IPCTV1N1


The use of electronic guest lectures to stimulate thinking
among students and to induce their interaction was explored. This
technique, like other applications of Computer Mediated
Communication (CMC) in education, shows promise. It can improve
quality of instruction while adding convenience attributable to
asynchronicity. However, the degree to which students interact
in meaningful ways seems related to the style of the lecture.
Three different lecturers addressed a graduate course and
evoked markedly different degrees of response. The style of each
lecture was analyzed to explore the relationship between style
and responsiveness. Extraordinary findings showed that the
extent of personalization and readability strongly influence
responsiveness. Replications of this kind of study are needed to
validate the findings.

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Virtual Relationships: the Solitary World of CMC
Thomas W. Loughlin, SUNY at Fredonia
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Computer-mediated communication has begun to produce many interesting
side effects relative to how people communicate with each other when using
this medium. One of the more interesting is the feeling a person gets
upon realizing that, while sitting alone in front of a computer screen, one
is literally connected to thousands of people at once. This article dis-
cusses the implications and overtones related to the idea idea of "virtual

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Networks and Networking: a Primer
mauri p. collins, The Pennsylvania State University
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A user-friendly introduction to networks and networking, with
an emphasis on explaining what network and networking terminology means.
Includes instructions on how to use FTP and TELNET, and addresses for
some basic network sources of information.

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The Network Classroom
R. William Maule, University of San Francisco
To retrieve this file; GET MAULE IPCTV1N1


This paper discusses the role of the new computer
communications technologies in education, specifically
addressing (1) modern networking systems, (2) strategies for
implementing network-based communications, and (3) public
online information resources for the classroom.

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Toward a Policy for Managing the Use of Computer Mediated
Communication in the Workplace
Douglas J. Swanson, The University of Oklahoma
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Within the past decade, there has been tremendous growth in
the number of businesses and not-for-profit organizations which
have become equipped with computers and have empowered workers to
use them to communicate. This new form of on-the-job empowerment
is known as Computer Mediated Communication (CMC). CMC's use has
resulted in greater production and performance in the workplace.
It has also resulted in an increased amount of tension observed
between management and subordinates. This tension is evidenced
through accounts of people's behavior in the workplace--
specifically, accounts of members of management who perceive a
lessening of their ability to control the actions of subordinates
who use CMC to communicate on the job. These members of
management have indicated a need for greater control over CMC, to
help bring the CMC process and the subordinates who use it into
the workplace hierarchial system. Subordinates, on the other
hand, have reported that they enjoy the social and technical
freedom they obtain for themselves through CMC--and that they
want to preserve their ability to apply CMC skills and technology
in the workplace as they see fit. Subordinates often report,
however, that the management hierarchy stands in the way of this
process by impeding access to CMC or limiting its content.

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Starving at the Banquet: Social Isolation in Electronic Comminication
Barret S. Caldwell and Lilas H. Taha, University of Wisconsin,
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The rise in use of electronic computer-mediated
communications systems (CMCS) has been suggested to provide
benefits for members of small groups in increasing the amount of
communication and reducing social isolation in organizational and
other settings. However, social and technological issues related
to CMCS use may in fact increase the perceived social isolation
experienced by users of CMCS. This paper defines isolation in
the context of communication access and information exchange.
Included in this context are characteristics of communications
media and organizational tasks which vary in amount and content
of communication supported. CMCSs vary in their ability to
support these communications, and use of a system which cannot
adequately support the communications needs of the group will
fail to allow efficient and successful use of the CMCS in the
group process. Suggestions are provided for future research and
for relevant criteria to establish bases of CMCS requirements to
support productive group process.

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The Electronic Library in Higher Education: An Overview and Status Report
Joel A. Cohen, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
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F. W. Lancaster (1978) predicted that electronic information
systems would replace paper-based systems in the sciences by the
year 2000. The role of the library and librarian would radically
change. To what extent is the prediction valid for non-scientific
disciplines? What are the motivating factors for such a claim?
With the year 2000 quickly approaching, what is the status of
this prediction? To what extent would the accuracy of this
prediction threaten the future of library operating budgets and
building programs? How is the electronic age affecting library
and information services on college and university campuses?

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4. Editorial Board

Publisher: Center for Teaching and Technology, Academic Computer
Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Editor: Gerald M. Phillips, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of Speech
Communication, Pennsylvania State University)

Editorial Board:

Zane L. Berge, Ph.D. (Director, Center for Teaching and Technology.
Academic Computer Center, Georgetown University
Gerald M. Santoro, Ph.D. (Center for Academic Computing, Pennsylvania
State University)

Managing Editor:

Mauri Collins, M.A. (Center for the Study of Higher Education,
Pennsylvania State University)

Associate Editors:

Manuel E. Bermudez, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Computer and Information
Sciences, University of Florida)
Morton Cotlar, Ph.D. (Professor of Management, University of Hawaii)
James A. Danowski, Ph.D. (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate
Studies, Department of Communication, University of Illinois
at Chicago)
Paulo A. Dasilva, Ph.D. (Chairman, Systems and Computation Graduate Program,
Military Institute of Engineering, Rio de Janeiro,
Gordon Dixon, M.Sc., F.B.C.S. (Editor-in-Chief, Literary and Linguistic
Computing, The Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
William F. Eadie, Ph.D. (Professor of Speech Communication, California
State University, Northridge)
Jill Ellsworth, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, OECD Division, Department
of Technology, Southwest Texas State University)
Bradley Erlwein, Ph.D. (Research and Development, Zenith Data Systems)
Mark Evangelista, B.S. (Telecommunication System Programmer, Georgetown
Allan G. Farman, Ph.D.(Professor, Radiology and Imaging Science Division,
University of Louisville)
Mark G. Gillingham, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Education, Washington
State University, Vancouver)
Dennis S. Gouran, Ph.D. (Professor of Speech Communication, the Pennsyl-
vania State University
David Alan Grier, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Computer and Information
Systems and Director of Honors Education, George Washington
Thomas S. E. Hilton, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Business Information
Systems and Education, Utah State University)
Ken Hirsch, Ph.D. (Professor of Communication Studies, California
State University - Sacramento)
Theodore S. Hopf, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Edward R. Murrow School
of Communication, Washington State University)
Alice Horning, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics,
Oakland University)
Lawrence Johnston, B.A. (Manager, Operations, Office of Telecommuni-
cations, Computer, and Information Systems, Pennsylvania State
Donald H. Kraft, Ph.D. (Professor, Computer Science, Louisiana State
Gary L. Kreps, Ph.D. (Professor of Communication Studies, Northern
Illinois University
Robert McKenzie, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Radio, East
Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA)
Cecelia G. Manrique, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Political Science,
University of Wisconsin -- LaCrosse)
Maurice C. Mitchell, Jr., Ph.D. (Assistant Director, Academic Computing,
University and Community College System of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Kristine Morrissey, Ph.D. (Curator, Michigan State University
Ann Okerson, MLS (Director, Office of Scientific and Academic Publishing,
Association of Research Libraries)
David Raitt, Ph.D. (System Engineer, System Design Section, European
Space Agency - ESTEC)
David E. Sims, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Veterinary Medicine,
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island)
David L. Schroeder. Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of MIS, Valparaiso
Gary L. Stonum, Ph.D. (Professor of English, Case-Western Reserve
University - Delaware County Campus)
Rosalie Wells, Ph.D. (Assistant Faculty and Distance Education
Specialist, Centre for Distance Education, Athabaska, Alberta
John W. Wooten, Ph.D. (Educational Technology Coordinator, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory)
Nancy J. Wyatt, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Speech Communication, Pennsylvania
State University - Delware County Campus)

5. Copyright Statement

Interpersonal Computing and Technolog Journal: An Electronic Journal
for the 21st Century
Copyright 1993 USA. All articles in this publication may be cited
under the fair use provision, provided proper bibliographic
information is used including name of author, title of article,
date and journal identification. Libraries may include this
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from the author(s) and IPCT-J.