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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ERA OF e-COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ERA OF e-COMMUNICATION

Author(s): Veronica Păstae
Subject(s): Media studies, Communication studies, Theory of Communication, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: interpersonal communication; electronically mediated communication; e-communication; e-learning;

Summary/Abstract: What we want to investigate in this article is the impact of the pervasive role of technology, and especially of computers in human interaction. The main focus, however, will be on the challenges posed by electronically mediated communication to interpersonal communication. We shall address both positive and negative aspects of technology use in interpersonal communication experiences. Additionally, we shall approach the ways in which the recourse to electronically mediated communication has influenced the teacher-student interaction. Instant messaging, e-mail messages, chat rooms, online social networks - virtual worlds, in general, may be very appealing from the perspective of interpersonal communication, mainly due to the fact that they seem less threatening. These means of communication offer plenty of benefits, but there are quite a lot of challenges and hazards to face in this respect. Another thing we want to turn our attention to is how the interaction in the field of education is affected by the use of technology. Is computer-mediated learning better or worse than face-to-face learning? In what ways? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this practice in terms of interaction?

  • Issue Year: 12/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 177-181
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English