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Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

The integration of the Internet into contemporary society worldwide has had a profound impact on the way we communicate, relate to ourselves, and to each other. Different users, depending on various characteristics such as age, gender, education, and sociocultural background, access the Internet for various communication needs such as exchanging emails, making new friends, or engaging in a serious discussion. Whatever the goal, users need to adjust to this new computer-mediated interactive environment, and they do so either in ways that reveal native cultural values, or reflect the creation of new cultural norms and conventions.

Publisher

Continuum

Publication Title

Learning cultures in online education

First Page

30

Last Page

51

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

Identity, gender, synchronous cyberculture, cross-cultural study

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Comments

Pre-print version of the print version available on https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/learning-cultures-in-online-education-9781441158680/

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