Thursday, March 16, 2006


"Ironically, the same technology that makes distributed community a possibility and promised to save us time also prevents us from actually having time". Vesna gives an interesting overview on different perceptions of time and looks at advantages and disadvantages of modern communication.

The best way of communicating always will be direct communication. That is why a technology that transmits all aspects of communication will always be the most advanced. I've made the experience that many collaboration projects fail because of really bad communication systems. A good example for that would be blackboard.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger flook said...

I agree. So much communication is done with non-verbals. I think it will be many years (if ever) for technology to be able to be as effective in communication as direct communication.

At 2:45 PM, Blogger Betsy said...

I also agree. There is so much value in just sitting talking with a person as to just reading what they are saying.

Internet classes, I think, are not exceptional ways to learn. You miss out on so much on people and human behavior. Then again, I see how they are good for people who do not have much time, or cannot make it to class.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

I agree that nonverbal communication is a huge part of our understanding, but from what I have heard from those who have taken online classes, a class chat format can sometimes help people focus more on the topic they are discussing.


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