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instant messaging

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The transmission of an electronic message over a computer network using software that immediately displays the message in a window on the screen of the recipient.

instant messaging

n
(Computer Science) computing the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones. Abbreviation: IM

instant messaging

A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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Their topics include how status spreads, assessing the impact of status information conveyance on the distribution of negative rewards: a preliminary test and model, the status value of age and gender: modeling combined effects of diffuse status characteristics, social structure and cognitive orientation, the situated durability of values, and perceiving groups during computer-mediated communication. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.
This study explores the extent to which students in colocated teams use synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication channels (task virtuality) and how this use affects their perceptions of the team's performance, their satisfaction with the team, and the learning they derive from the process.
This edited book examines computer-mediated communication while keeping the theoretical tools of the discourse analysis handy.
The study, called "The Extended iSelf: The Impact of iPhone Separation on Cognition, Emotion, and Physiology," was published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Although it did not include mobile devices of other brands, there seems to be no reason why people who use, say an Android device, would react very differently.
For example, respondents agreed that as a result of their participation in #AgChat, they made acquaintances electronically in other parts of the country and/or world (M = 4.35, SD = .95, Mdn = 5.00), and that they were able to learn through the medium of computer-mediated communication (M = 4.03, SD = .79, Mdn = 4.00).
Among the topics are language switching in auditory processing among Croatian speakers of English, computer-mediated communication for language learning, kuca "house" as a conceptual and lexical category in the semantic space of specialist architecture discourse, and a case study of idiom variation and grammaticalization.
These challenges are interesting from a research point of view since they represent classical communication challenges that have been researched in the past, that now need to be reexamined in light of the introduction of novel computer-mediated communication channels.
For example, the limited data on virtual worlds and computer-mediated communication suggest that both platforms may accelerate acculturation (Ye, 2005; Jiali, 2006).
She states that the purpose of this book "is to educate and familiarize everyday users of computer-mediated communication (CMC) technologies with the frequently unanticipated outcomes that accompany dialogue in virtual environments" (p.
Finally, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC), a web-based scholarly journal, focuses on social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies.
Next, the literature related to classroom communication in general will be addressed, followed by an overview of the literature on computer-mediated communication in education.

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