THE LATEST AND GREATEST CMC
Computer Mediated Communication is a technology that has grown by leaps and bounds, it has made many advancements and improvements from school, business and the medical field.
An important trend has been the increased use of online communities. The past
decade has seen the rise of an alternative method of social support involving CMC
interfaces, which include e-mail, chat, virtual communities, instant messaging (IM), text
messaging (SMS), web pages etc. Researchers reported that CMC was used primarily
for interpersonal communications with family and friends. This interface has increased
the users’ social involvement and has assisted them in maintaining contact with family and friends, and has expanded their social network.
The development of technologies that assist students with learning disabilities
has increased during the past decade. It was discovered that those students who used
computerized technological systems improved their grades and learning skills, dropped
out less, and reported an improvement in their quality of life.
In conclusion, it appears that the use of CMC establishes a communication
method for communicating social messages, including social support, amongst both
learning disabled and non-learning disabled students. It is important to pay attention to
the process of CMC technology to students so they can receive and express social and
emotional support. It seems appropriate for all students, but necessary for learning
disabled students who suffer from social and emotional deficiency, and frequently don't receive any support. It seems that CMC usage can magnify that support significantly. In
addition to the definition of the usage types for each interface reported by the students.
Software developers want to direct their applications to student use and utilization of
the application’s social potential.
Virtual team interactions are almost always assisted by some form of computer-
mediated communication technology. A team is a coordinated group of individuals
organized to work together to achieve a specific, common, goal. Virtual team members
may be located across the office, but almost as easily across the country or across the
world, and may rarely or perhaps never meet face to face.
An advantage of virtual teams is that team members are able to communicate
collaborate, and create outputs without respect of time and space, because they are
not bound by temporal constraints or geographic location as are most face to face
teams. However, choosing the most effective or efficient communication technology for
these interactions is not a simple process and is dependent on factors such as the
nature of the team, the team’s task, the team members access to technology , or even
the experience of team leaders or team members in doing virtual work.
Virtual teams are being used by organizations. Virtual teams are also usually cost
friendly and provide a means for better distributed human resources. Virtual teams can
utilize 24-hour work schedules, because different parts of the team in different parts of
the world can work on