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Computer-Mediated Communication - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In today's world, computer-mediated communication has become one of the leading ways to communicate with other people. This chapter will help you to examine what computer-mediated communication is and how it stands apart from face-to-face communication. You can expect to learn about social presence theory and social information processing as well.
Our short videos are full of helpful examples and fun graphics. Each lesson includes a video transcript as well as a self-assessment quiz so that you can test your knowledge of the discussed topics. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand and identify different forms of computer-mediated communication
- Explain why and how computer-mediated communication is unlike in-person communication
- Identify how social presence impacts the effectiveness of communication
- Define social information processing
|Computer-Mediated Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages||Discover the meaning of computer-mediated communication and its benefits.|
|Comparing Face-to-Face & Computer-Mediated Communication||Take a look at the differences between two forms of communication.|
|The Theory of Social Presence||Examine social presence theory.|
|Social Information Processing: Definition and Importance in Job Design||Analyze the significance of social information processing.|
1. Computer-Mediated Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages
In less than a few decades, computer-mediated communications have revolutionized the way that people stay in touch and the way that companies conduct business. To find out more about these changes, take a look at this lesson.
2. The Theory of Social Presence
How do we form online communities? How do we interact with people we never meet? These questions are amongst those addressed by the theory of social presence. Explore this and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Social Information Processing: Definition and Importance in Job Design
Social information processing (also known as SIP) is a job design model where significant job factors depend on interpersonal views, or what others tell an employee about the job. This model is based on how outsiders influence the opinion of workers and their feelings about job tasks, responsibilities and motivation.
4. Comparing Face-to-Face & Computer-Mediated Communication
Right now you're looking at these lessons from some form of computer. I could be thousands of miles away from you. This lesson explains how that sort of communication is possible and why it is not always best.
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Other chapters within the Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication course
- Overview of Interpersonal Communication
- The Impact of Culture on Interpersonal Communication
- Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication
- The Importance of Effective Listening
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Overview & Principles of Conversation Management
- Relationship Theory in Interpersonal Communication
- Communication in Relationships
- The Process of Conflict Management
- The Role of Power in Interpersonal Relationships
- Emotions & Emotional Expression
- Communication Between Family & Friends
- Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships
- Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
- Studying for Communications 102