Creating a Collaborative Environment

Recently, there has been an increase in the need for individuals to collaborate virtually on writing projects. Writing virtually allows individuals to distribute their processes across not only an office space, but across geographic locations, as well.

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies, including everything from instant messaging and e-mail to interaction on Web pages, Webcasts, and graphical user interfaces, to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects. This book focuses on the type of writing that typically occurs in virtual workplace setting, such as academic institutions, private and for-profit industry, and the government, in which the purpose of the writing is to convey information or argue a position rather than to socialize or entertain. What makes this book stand out from others like it is the fact that it was written collaboratively through the use of Wikis and Google Docs and that it provides a meta-analysis of the development process of the book from conception to completion.

Market: This essential publication will be invaluable to academic and research libraries as well as those interested in CMC technologies. Students, researchers, and educators in the fields of information science, technology, and management literature will find this resource provides cutting-edge research on trends, techniques, and practical applications for virtual collaborative writing enterprises that rely on CMC technologies. A variety of practitioners involved in developing industry-specific systems and software will also benefit.

Edited by: Beth Hewett, Defend and Publish, USA & Charlotte Robidoux, Hewlett-Packard, USA
13-digit ISBN: 978-1-60566-994-6
2010 Copyright
Price: $180.00
Perpetual Access: $270.00
Print + Perpetual Access: $360.00
Translation Rights: World

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