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Analysis of Interactions Patterns in Video-Mediated Virtual Communities to Model Social Capital PROCEEDINGS

, ARIES Lab, University of Saskatchewan, Canada ; , Department of Sociology, UNiversity of Saskatchewan, Canada

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Communication incorporating text based chat rooms with aural and webcam technologies are becoming a powerful means of supporting interactions in different virtual communities and distributed teams. The goal here is to understand interaction patterns in video-mediated virtual communities with a view to developing a model of social capital (SC) in virtual communities in general. In this paper we describe the research setting and present results drawn from one video-mediated virtual community. This is followed by a discussion of both the implications of these results for modelling SC as well as directions for our research.

Citation

Daniel, B. & Poon, N. (2005). Analysis of Interactions Patterns in Video-Mediated Virtual Communities to Model Social Capital. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 683-688). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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