[SLED] voice giveth, voice taketh away

SF McGinley sarah.mcginley at wright.edu
Sun Aug 5 16:56:59 PDT 2007


I like text because I find a fast conversation hard to follow 
aurally.  Especially if there are several threads interweaving. I can 
pick out the conversation I'm trying to be in better in text.   I'm an 
introvert though, and like my RL groups small.  
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Nanci Burk <nanci.burk at gcmail.maricopa.edu>
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2007 4:21 pm
Subject: RE: [SLED] voice giveth, voice taketh away
To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>, SL Educators 
<educators at lists.secondlife.com>

> Addtionally, Ed, in regards to research or group conversations, 
> while in
> text we know who is speaking; in voice we cannot identify the 
> speaker, unless
> we say our names previous to every comment.
> 
> >-- Original Message --
> >To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
> >From: Ed Lamoureux <ell at bumail.bradley.edu>
> >Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2007 12:12:10 -0500
> >Subject: [SLED] voice giveth, voice taketh away
> >Reply-To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
> >
> >
> >kinda like life eh?
> >
> >on the one hand . . . SL was a great place to teach novice  
> >qualitative field researchers, cause the text chat put almost  
> >everything out in the open . . . and that which wasn't (chat in 
> IM)  
> >could be acquired via agreement from subjects. also transcripts 
> were  
> >easily available for copying and analysis.
> >
> >on the other hand . . . research subjects in RL don't speak in 
> chat/ 
> >text bubbles. With voice, students will have to learn to take 
> field  
> >notes so will be better empowered with the tools they might use 
> in RL  
> >research.
> >
> >I think it might be a little bit harder to convince subjects to 
> allow  
> >a researcher to join a voice chat for observational purposes . . 
> . it  
> >"feels" more invasive than does delivering a transcript of an IM 
> text  
> >chat after the fact . . . so in that regard, I think the change 
> is  
> >going to make more data inaccessible than it previously was. But  
> >that's the way it is in RL too....
> >
> >: >
> >: <
> >
> >
> >Edward Lee Lamoureux, Ph. D.
> >Associate Professor, Multimedia Program
> >and Department of Communication
> >Co-Director, New Media Center
> >1501 W. Bradley
> >Bradley University
> >Peoria IL  61625
> >309-677-2378
> ><http://slane.bradley.edu/com/faculty/lamoureux/website2/index.html>
> ><http://gcc.bradley.edu/mm/>
> >AIM/IM & skype: dredleelam
> >Second Life: Professor Beliveau
> >
> >
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