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Offline Alice SParker

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Hi!
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:04:29 PM »
Hello to everybody! I am interested in how people communicate in different modalities and experience a sense of presence. Looking forward to working with you all  :)

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 02:05:24 PM »
Hi Alice - could you say more about presence? I'm guessing it's a term which will be new to some people on the forum. Fox
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 02:24:53 PM »
Of course.. Well, it depends on how much of it you would want :)
To keep it short, I would take it as physical presence (the degree you feel you are actually in an environment) and the social presence (the degree you feel you are involved in the communication taking place and are part of a community). My interest lies in the latter and how it could be related to language learning.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 02:51:30 PM »
Hi Alice. The whole thing about presence - and the degree to which folk feel part of the community - and more importantly how we help folk to feel part of the community is really important. Indeed I have suggested that we should have a strand of activity that is really all about ensuring that we are developing our 'skills' (or is it ethos) to ensure this happens - check out the Community workshops entry on this page - maybe you would like organise some sessions for us on this - or better still take a lead on organising this element of the baseline activity?  ???

Offline Alice SParker

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 10:46:58 AM »
Hi PeterT! I had a look on the page and all the activities are very stimulating!
And I would be willing to be involved in the Community Workshops - discussions, role-plays, problem solving situations could be organised to make folk aware of individual differences, the particular features the environment brings on to communication, how they feel in certain communicative activities and how best to move on with the community. I imagine the cultural aspects would become more prominant with the participation of the US groups. This is exciting!
PS. Being a newbee, a call for buddies! Anybody else interested? :)

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 10:51:46 AM »
Sounds very interesting Alice. I am quite interested in online forums and VR's as knowable social realities. Lots of assumptions are made within IT about communities and I look forward to having a chat with you sometime.

I am kinda new myself so I am prob not qualified to buddy you

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 11:12:07 AM »
I agree that they are 'social realities' - the way they have real affects on people with transfer of experiences and skills. Though I am not sure about 'knowable' (that you can research? or that the insiders know about the realities?)??
It would be a very interesting chat!

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2008, 04:23:20 PM »
hi and welcome to schome  :)
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2008, 05:16:04 PM »
Hi, welcome to schome :)
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2008, 07:30:35 PM »

Hello :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2008, 11:09:08 PM »
Hey.

Welcome to Schome  :)

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008, 07:51:20 PM »
Hi, welcome to Schome.  :)
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008, 08:51:41 PM »
Very interesting topic. The concept of 'presence', particularly when it applies to virtual world is confusing,and so  as the term 'community'.  As far as the concept of 'presence' is concerned (Short et al, 1976) regard social presence ( of course presense has to be social) as the degree of salience of the other person in the (mediated) interaction, and Thurlow et el 2005, consider presence as 'the level of interpersonal contact and feeling of intimacy, and sense of belonging to the community. I think, when we talk about 'presense' in the virtual world,  presence in mediated communicaiton like this is a factor imfluenced by  both the medium and the participants' sense of awareness of the presence of 'real' interational partner(s). I think this is a community formed not becaus ewe all share same culture, social rules, norms, etc, but because we have 'common goal(s), i.e. learning', and sharing ideas. Learning to inhabit.

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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008, 09:34:51 PM »

Interesting. Would you say that the schome staffs goals are different from ours? I am sure we differ at that point to a certain extent, although the staff are certainly learning from us and us from them, their goals are to 'teach' us, promote schome and develop skills of interaction with different age groups

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008, 10:46:06 PM »
Animus-being a newbee, it will take time for me to learn the roles of people involved :) maybe most have different views of them?   ???

Thanks for your comments Yati! I agree, though I think presence does not have to be social, does it? Do you feel immersed in the environment in SL and forget about the real life - to some extent of course, let's say while creating/designing something even when you are alone? Himm, then can we say presence is like a state of not feeling alone & lonely??  ::)

One more question: if it is "the participants' sense of awareness of the presence of 'real' interational partner(s)", can we talk about presence (or perceived presence??) if you are talking to a chat bot?  ;)