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CMCClass07.key (2) - CS 151: Computer-Mediated...

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CS 151: Computer-Mediated Communication Class 7: Social Psychology of CMC: Part 1 Tim Groeling (Groeling@ucla.edu) Updates Syllabus updates: Friends assignment: Probably better to do messages vs. wall posts based on last year’s experience (care to guess why?) Don’t forget you might need to use VPN software to view articles for free from off-campus (www.bol.ucla.edu/services/vpn/ ) Exam is a week from today: suggesting exam questions in discussion forum thread by next Weds at 7 p.m. Optional; suggest no more than three Q’s (either single-sentence or single paragraph answers); .5 participation point for suggestion any; another .5 if I use any. Makeup exam Weds evening or Thursday afternoon? Headcount?
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Exam Format 15 points: mix of one-point and 3-point questions Won’t answer 1 question per section. So probably answer 6 of 7 1-point questions, and 3 of 4 3 point questions. Readings, videos, exercises, and lectures are all fair game Standard is taking detailed notes, and reviewing notes (and lecture outlines). Remember podcasts. Sample Questions 1 point: What was the dynabook, and what was its signi±cance? 3 point: How did H.G. Wells, Paul Otlet, and Vannevar Bush want to solve the problem of information retrieval? Give speci±c descriptions of the technologies they hoped to employ.
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Today: Covering a lot We’ll have to skim lightly over this material (some very dense) Main topics: How might being channeled through CMC affect social interaction? What’s possible/hard to do with the medium? How do people adapt or alter their communication? Self promotion? Inhibition? How does using the medium affect them and their goals? Prior View: Doomed by Poor “Media Richness” CMC was “lean” medium that cut out social context cues and led to “impersonal” communication. Thus, well-suited for focused collaboration on technical task; poorly suited for interpersonal relations
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Sad Case: Interaction Fails Turing Test Turing Test: a human judge engages in a natural language conversation with two other parties, one a human and the other a machine; if the judge cannot reliably tell which is which, then the machine is said to pass the test. Unassigned article: Guy’s instant messenger account is
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Groeling during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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CMCClass07.key (2) - CS 151: Computer-Mediated...

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