Lurking and Its Implications for Multicultural Interactivity

in Online Courses

 

Suzanne Aurilio

 

(People, Information and Communication Technologies,

San Diego State University, USA)

Abstract:With the increase of online activities comes the need to understand various users. Lurkers and lurking span all types of online interactivity, yet the notion of lurking is perhaps misunderstood. In multicultural online interactivity, different cultures perceive interactivity differently and users of English as a second or foreign language have different needs regarding comprehension and production of various languagebased exchanges. Lurking may be a viable form of online interactivity rather than a form of noninteractivity.

Key words:lurking; interactivity; online; multicultural communication

The Author:Suzanne Aurilio is Assistant Director of People, Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) at San Diego State University. She works with emerging technologies in higher educationpict@rohan.sdsu.edu.

 

CLC numbersG434

Document codeA

Article ID1007-2179(2008)03-0052-04

 

 

 

在线课程中的潜伏及其对多元文化交互的寓意

 

苏珊娜·奥里利奥

 

(圣地亚哥州立大学 人类与信息通信技术部,美国)

 

【摘要】随着在线活动的不断增多,就有必要了解不同的用户。潜伏者和潜伏现象在各种类型的在线交互中都普遍存在,然而对潜伏的概念可能存在一定误解。在多元文化的在线交互中,不同文化对交互的看法是不一样的,对于那些英语作为第二语言或者外语的学习者来说,他们在理解和开展各种各样基于语言的交流过程中有着不同的需求。潜伏可能是一种可行的在线交互方式,而不是一种不参与交互的方式。

【关键词】潜伏;交互;在线;多元文化交流

 

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