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Impact of Social Presence in Computer-Mediated Communication to Effective Discussion on Bulletin Board System
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, Education Center for International Students, Nagoya University, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper describes social presence, the degree to which a person feel socially and emotionally connected, as an important factor for effective computer-mediated communication (CMC). In this study, effects of social presence to effective discussion on an online Bulletin Board System (BBS) were analyzed. Also factors which enhance social presence were investigated. An experimental discussion was conducted by using general time-series BBS. According to analysis of the content of the discussion logs and the result of pre and post questionnaires, the user which mainly used e-mail, one of personal CMC media, as his/her usual usage of the Internet, tended to perceive social presence in the experiment. It was also found that the social presence effected number of remarks, ratio of replies, and perceived effectiveness of the discussion.

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Sato, K. (2007). Impact of Social Presence in Computer-Mediated Communication to Effective Discussion on Bulletin Board System. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 722-731). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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