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Faculty Preferences for Communications Channels

Faculty Preferences for Communications Channels
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Author(s): Rolando Pena-Sanchez (Texas A&M International University, USA) and Richard C. Hicks (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 9
Source title: Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch045


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In higher education, there are two distinctly different means of communication. The first is group communication, which normally takes place in the classroom. Most of the communication in the classroom uses the face-to-face media. Outside of the classroom, however, various communications media may be used. In this article, we examine the preferences for face to face, e-mail, and telephonic communication for a variety of tasks.

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