F. Sudweeks

F. Sudweeks
Murdoch University · School of Engineering and Information Technology

ATCL, BA, MCogSc, PhD

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This paper documents the outcomes of a study that focused on identifying what motivates stu-dents to use mobile devices for learning and to engage in m-learning. An outcome of this study was to provide a better understanding of what educators should consider when adapting their course for mobile learners. The research included seven classes from th...
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Rural women in Bangladesh have limited access to resources and public spheres due to socio-cultural restrictions. Women suffer from severe discrimination, due partly to a lack of access to information. Information and communication and technologies (ICT) are tools that potentially can reach rural women and address their knowledge and information ne...
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Computer-mediated collaboration is an important feature of modern organizational and educational settings but it is still compared unfavourably with traditional collaboration because non-verbal and paralinguistic cues are minimal. This book analyzes how virtual collaborative groups develop and how leaders emerge in asynchronous and synchronous comp...
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Virtual teams and their leaders are key players in global organizations. Using teams of workers dispersed temporally and geographically has changed the way people work in groups and redefined the nature of teamwork. Emergent leadership issues in computer-mediated communication are vital today because of the increasing prevalence of the virtual orga...
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This research is an exploratory study of students’ approaches to studying histology and pathology. With the introduction of virtual microscopes in Health Science at Murdoch University, Australia, in 2006, it was crucial to investigate how this new technology impacted on students’ approaches to learning. The ASSIST survey was implemented at the begi...
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With pressure on universities to teach larger class sizes with fewer resources university teachers are increasingly looking to technology to enhance student learning. A trial comparing virtual and optical microscopes in the face-to-face teaching of histology and pathology labs was undertaken. The laboratory classes were delivered to third year Chir...
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[Book overview] In digital enterprise, individuals use a variety of technologies to assist them in communicating, collaborating, and coordinating their activities across distance and time, enhancing workflow expertise and communications. Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Issues and Challenges presents a comprehensive collection of the most curr...
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This research is an exploratory study of students ’ approaches to studying histology and pathology. With the introduction of virtual microscopes in Health Science at Murdoch University, Australia, in 2006, it was crucial to investigate how this new technology impacted on students ’ approaches to learning. The ASSIST survey was implemented at the be...
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This research is an exploratory study of students’ approaches to studying histology and pathology. With the introduction of virtual microscopes in Health Science at Murdoch University, Australia, in 2006, it was crucial to investigate how this new technology impacted on students’ approaches to learning. The ASSIST survey was implemented at the begi...
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The first conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATaC) in 1998 was organized in response to a troubling recognition. On the one hand, contrary to the then-prevailing belief in technology as a value-free and culturally-neutral tool, it was becoming increasingly clear that cultural values and communication preferences...
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This collection of articles was originally inspired by several presentations at CATaC'041 and subsequent critical discussion of their use of the frameworks for cultural analyses developed by Edward T. Hall (1966, 1976) and Gert Hofstede (e.g., 1980, 1991). In response to these presentations and discussion, we developed this special thematic section...
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Virtual teams and their leaders are key players in global organisations. Using teams of workers dispersed temporally and geographically has changed the way people work in groups and has redefined the nature of teamwork. Emergent leadership issues in computermediated communication are vital today because of the increasing prevalence of the virtual o...
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Mediational leadership focuses on facilitating decision-making and relationship management within a group. This study examined how mediational action could be practiced collaboratively in a multi-group online project team environment to provide expert leadership on a critical task. Data included email achives, questionnaires from group members invo...
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There has been extensive research on social networks but little is known about why some communities survive and some disintegrate. This paper provides a framework to explain similarities in many types of communities. In particular, a comparison of transnational communities and virtual communities highlights the efficacy of the framework in explaini...
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Web-based learning environments provide an attractive method for information dissemination, but in many instances they can be just electronic equivalents of printed course materials. Appropriate learning objectives and pedgagogical strategies are minimal or non-existent. Too often web-based learning environments lack cooperative and collaborative a...
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Using the tenets of cooperative and collaborative learning, a framework is developed for reflective e-learning. Students studying in different modes and locations are connected with group activities which require a cycle of interpretation, evaluation and reflection. A case study of a course using WebCT as a learning environment is described. Key pe...
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In this chapter, we describe the development of e-commerce in the context of the various metaphors currently used for online shopping. We explore the metaphor of a 3D marketplace and the implementation of such a model in e-commerce systems. Finally, we discuss the efficacy of culturally diverse e-marketplaces for maintaining the integrity of langua...
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At the second biennial conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication papers were presented on the strengths and limits of CMC technologies. The first two papers bring to the foreground how cultural beliefs and patterns are beyond the capacity of CMC technologies to mediate. The second section focuses on how gender difference...
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The articles collected here were chosen from papers presented at the second biannual conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, held in Perth, Australia, 13–16 July 2000. Collectively, the articles explore the social, political and cultural contexts that inhibit and/or encourage the appropriation of IT among cultural gro...
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Visit any popular tourist attraction, in person, and there is a very good chance that at some point your image will be transmitted live to potentially millions of viewers on the web, via a nearby camera linked up to the internet. And this ‘webcam’ phenomenon is by no means confined to tourist sites. More and more public spaces, of all descriptions,...
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We propose that a metaphor can be used to represent domains that are not easily quantifiable. Formal representation of the metaphor then can be used as a user interface to communicate information about those domains between the human and the computer at a cognitive and visual level. We propose a model which uses the metaphor of a human face as an i...
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This paper is also one of the few contributions to take up sexuality as a component of cultural identity, where sexuality touches on the theme of embodiment (which I suggest below.)
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In this paper we propose that a metaphor can be used to represent domains that are not easily quantifiable and thus can be used to communicate information about those domains between the human and the computer at a cognitive and visual level. We propose a model which uses the metaphor of a human face as an interface for the perception and evaluatio...
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This paper describes IDIOM, a system for composing layouts using cases. Layouts are interactively composed by users rather than automatically generated as has been proposed by previous research. The design is incrementally parameterized as cases are added and therefore, case adaptation, user interpretation and model activation can occur at any stag...
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Latin America is the hottest market in the world. It has surpassed Asia to become the world's fastest growing region. In 1997, total regional economic growth topped 5% while the leading economics of Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Chile averaged a sizzling 7%. The Latin American economic boom and falling trade barriers have brought an explosion of de...
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Murdoch University was one of several institutions and consortia funded to investigate the educational use of the Collaborative Online Learning and Information Services (COLIS) system developed in 2002 by a consortium based at Macquarie University. This project set out to investigate the use and usability of learning objects across three aspects of...
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There has been extensive research on social networks but little is known about why some communities survive and some disintegrate. This paper provides a framework to explain similarities in many types of communities. In particular, a comparison of transnational communities and virtual communities highlights the efficacy of the framework in explaini...
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A problem with most global e-business models is a flattening of cultural diversity, with little regard to local identity. This paper presents a culturally specific framework for e-Business with an example of its application. The example illustrates online shopping in a 3D distributed environment which is sensitive to specific cultures.
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This book follows previous texts: Celia Romm and Fay Sudweeks (eds) (1998), Doing Business Electronically: A Global Perspective of Electronic Commerce, and Fay Sudweeks and Celia Romm (eds) (1999) Doing Business on the Internet: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Not only is this current book about doing something, but it also aims to present insights int...
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The papers collected in this special issue on Communication, Culture and Praxis are drawn largely from presentations made at the International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication (CATaC’02), co-chaired by Charles Ess and Fay Sudweeks. The conference, held in Montréal , Canada , 12-15 July 2002, was the third intern...
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To examine more systematically and coherently the interplay between culture, communication and technology, we organised the first international conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication (CATaC98). The conference brought together in an interdisciplinary dialogue - for the first time, to our knowledge - scholars and resear...

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